Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Switch and Bait ~ Vernon Frazer

Enduring cuneiform hostels
precede riptide adagio markers
at spoon-fed nuptial bargains
retailing for passion welts.
Bleeding vessels on the half-turn
quadrant elastic benefactors.
Cradle sausage outcomes
link classic montage to organs
peddled beyond particle control,
boards left to swell the weary
from outcome. Passages geared
to mass assumption platters
all the lather benefits aside:
modular isotope rerun fragments
swarming under a sea of lassitude,
reproductive enchilada figures
not occluded as precept blotting.
As devolution confounders 
return their attitude to flailing
the rounded passage, no matter
the pursuit, recruiting unturned
centuries past the last entry
burns conical jeremiad holders
scarred during the boldest fetish
on rampage strata. Clover hocks
repeal the latest data fork, unsealed
as curtains shock when forced
to appeal themselves to the luring.

Vernon Frazer has published fourteen books of poetry, including the longpoem IMPROVISATIONS, and three books of fiction. His work has appeared in Aught, Big Bridge, Drunken 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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