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Vernon Frazer

 

Breathing Sky

numb kitefall
caught on a panoramic dismay

straining
a purloined saga
letter in the present clench

haunting a symbiotic undercurrent

*

totem wrenched insignia
from the pained stench of weather
pigtails the trail wind’s wake

parallactic derivatives
wailed against the rising crest
unsettled currents crawl

*

surface depth
a measure best left poetic
a tale in the wind

on display as a winter’s breath

 

Culminating In

The previously repaired medallion
scuttled currents past horn-crossed seas,
sharp bulletins their last remand

       before entry

             indented the shatter

                   crash of crucible entries

Car flecks command the nuance pit
where scarred filigree

                 flashed

                           raincoats at the sky

Panetela femur throttles macadamia
to the surface, wrenching mottos at play
from the legendary sugar tarp, calling

       ventricle batter

             shedding lumens

                   a pendulous acrimony

withered at the tips where one-time
scenes looked for glory at the end
of their bottled wax impressions.

Yet another
smile at the next declension
                                      breeds

the
sense of
apocalypse
willows

hardened apertures
bottled academia
now or later under
seeking heat missives

clattering arteries where the carts have gone
to prepare

                   while another
                   tiled invention past the need
                                                          reviles

      the past stroke amends
                                                                             the
  pedigree varnish appending
                                                                         force of
the staked pole that beckons
                                                                    a dull command

                     ( : )

whether barred entry holds
a terminus to cradle, a nurture

      of

                   coin-tossed

                                                  torrents

 

Vernon Frazerís most recent books of poetry include T(exto)-V(isual) Poetry and Unsettled Music. Enigmatic Ink has published Frazerís new novel, Field Reporting. Frazerís web site is www.vernonfrazer.net. Bellicose Warbling, the blog that updates his web page, can be read at bellicosewarbling.blogspot.com, His work, including the long poem IMPROVISATIONS, may also be viewed at Scribd.com. In addition to writing poetry and fiction, Frazer also performs his poetry, incorporating text and recitation with animation and musical accompaniment on YouTube. Frazer is married.

 

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MadHat, Issue 15, Winter 2013-2014