Poetry from Vernon Frazer



Threads Baring



new lapels disfigured mediation 

busters harried to the tenth extreme

seek remedial disasters planned

under wedging banter associates

columnar when their vocable thread

transforms cased carrier remnants

to particle misgivings that hedge

the bettors shrubbing their green 

with a nonchalance left unsuited

for the tidal remnant massage

dismembered as any catalogue 

request impaneled many stairwells

casing the place for customer jars

buried as a threat of last return

to the clever parlor tricks turned

in Reno slot machines corporate

as any corporeal inflation suit

litigated under a fading gauntlet 

or store a subterfuge in the pine

casket longing for a short return

on a retreat binding loose shrieks

to vacant cleanser armies trapped 

in arrears or security bank lifts

its torrential rhetorical compendia

toward reactor bastions dancing

cradle riffs under moonshine wind

somatic upturn notwithstanding

the columnar implication dread

gradually shedding incumbents

of dormant centipede infraction

prints tracking lawns long gone

to granite vestibule packaging

arthritic numbers in stale heat

to lessen the platelet impact

consumed as a quadrant vocal

turning silent on a squeaky pivot




No Cigar Too Close



a Havana leak imploding

ratchets calcium in spite

a disconsolate liquidator



frying pawned banter 

erased porcupine litanies



molting solar remuneration

developed darkening eyefuls

where headboards scattered



paradiddle femurs to daze

solar paperbacks with shock



the witch tonsil ache foiled

leaking punctuation reform

one bored seawater escape



released a subliminal jotting

and stapled scarves divulge



queasy octagons needle

rampant spitfires encompass

the disconsolate liquidators



harkening scripture grouches 

recycle their pauper caravan





Kindling Ash




a conflagration mentor

firing up a passion lost

conical invitations rapt



           in fashion

           gear turned to spark



                     and catch



       the lessening arc of the flare



            as touched

                              by inspiration



                inventing the fashion

                of the passion come



           much before

                                 aspiration circuits



                   fence convention tents

                   along the downslide glow



                      the grin 

                                  in the dark

                                                    inspired 



lightening the shouldered

incentive that fear turned

cynical the will untapped



           despite

           the endless recitation

           a replay                  deployed

                        cylindrical



                                invective rations 

                                a rhetorical spin



                and out



                              no invitation needed



                                                                 after dark 




Vernon Frazer’s most recent poetry collection is MANTIC PANDEMIC,  a C22 publication.

C22 will publish Frazer’s Voyage in Port in July 2024. 





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