Vernon Frazer – 2 poems


Flashback Memory


Tough to beat

on a corona sled, the shadow

play a foregone distance


emptied. Past vacuums surface.

The girth of brittle isotopes configures


a stretched face

turning after ancient shards

to recast


radio amulet discharge placement


where heat weathers

turbines that spin pontoon nostalgia,


withering memory rotors

roughened under the deadening pace

to a moving instant: gone



A Place of Ones Owning


Radio clippings barter the low cascade.

A centrifuge leaks pandemonium faucets

in mottled currency, urgent parallels cleft

as shown. The temblor brackets read

the floor�s vibrato cache under headlines

left to quell the urge for renewal.

Where vacant seats its overload,

a carrion tractor slipping past elastic

memories shipped the bottled martyrs

left to pledge. The ruminant oasis

flipped legends clipped as shadow mirage

on back order. Appliance as rectitude magic

unadorned or pasted as mentor glue to

lower facets afforded explication.

Their plangent sweeps prolonging underdone

infusion, plasters where diadems sleek their

slow fascination, near a shadowed ambuscade

shipping radial chart meetings. Huge as

emblematic coruscation packets darting

dead urges to toboggan souffle, poseurs

who distance head shredders from tumorous

avocations rip cartilage ballads from the shaking

numbers at flay in the peals of the board.

Anomalies lipping faster cackles clear to

starter tomes, grip readers by the home

cudgels near tracking levers that cleave

serpentine urges from pleasured flesh crones.

Verging, medically approved saturation pits

urge diagnostic threaders, eye-point needles

through varicose paternity. A lavish spread

eagled outward to semblance leaders

packeting the fabric called home to place

fireside crackles alongside amusements

parked in the neighboring pit. Ferret hues

come unglued at the stammer. Whistles in the night

forebode the telling murmur, a half-sea dread

regal as the perch of bottled urgency whose

natal settings cast in a single stanza left to graze

the stagnant meat of its heart-felt emporium.




Vernon Frazer has published fourteen books of poetry, including the longpoem IMPROVISATIONS, and three books of fiction. His work has appeared in AughtBig BridgeDrunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse, First Intensity, Golden Handcuffs Review, Jack Magazine, Lost and Found Times, Moria, Otoliths and many other literary magazines. His most recent books are the longpoems EMBLEMATIC MOON, RANDOM AXIS, and the visual poetry collection, Panels from IMPROVISATIONS (Series B), and the ebook *, available on Scribd. His web site is Bellicose Warbling, the blog that updates his web page, can be read at Frazer is married and lives in South Florida.



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