Monday, October 28, 2019

Vernon Frazer - poems poems poems

Never Ordered

dewlap tactician
enormous roach pabulum

the sentient frankfurter trailed back
baited its play
                       in discursive stillness     

      equally        the          bigamists          
      grown         past         stairwells

under impatience mends hacksaws 

                 brass hazard
                 sealant gone

                        to pencilled relapse


behind their enormous handouts
legged overestimates thickened
the painter before its constituent

                     workloads clear tenements

     the prefrontal grabbing

                as gourmet maturity scented
                savory travels 
       fireball                                      (where available)
       incident            nuggets
       clangers           of luster  
             elision before long

                          bedtime perplexity
                          moves the sceptic gaggles

                                    where category drifting 
                                    placates a critical swim


cement mix a raw dinner 

     lozenges shored 
     gourmet brimstone

             treks the monograph
                                 rummaging lapses

                        across the reclusive stanchions      

                                       the misconception booklets



Barbershop Trio

acclimated pollution cans 
a cappella follow-up to childhood 

     primordial budgeting
     the thriller polls think

the barber vectors easy paramedic 

shattering wet pecans 
decimated flagstaff maroons  

panegyric hopscotch a neon retina 


the carapace thinkers 
     capture cupid moonlight 
          when velvet romp ruse 

                       weasels reciprocity 

     oiling procurer enlargements
     to condom numerals
                                      baffling reflexes 

enlargements detonate reflexes 
the testicular dreamer’s vacant artifact

          across from
                              drill cleavages 

steed porters lost a maiden verbatim


charm unsettled oxcarts
offering radar peepholes 

easier caramel pollutants 
     stamping out the rickshaw

husband transmission live
as masterstroke romantic ruse 
the sensual pronouncements 

          slowly breathe 

                   opalescent tiffs 

Resolution Missing Tonic

wearing fifths
torn and bothersome 

     musical man’s                 
     ringmaster crisped exact

          plunk varnishing
          the histrionic carousing
          optical drainage

                      calibrated moaning

where paratactic thanks lost 
to weeping ginger the spider
entrenches browsers in wall-
flower discrimination against 

                      the skyscraper born 
                      on glamour lava wasted

          the chilling sonatas
          a rooftop banjo threaded

               looters down 
               crop rows fizzle

                        the quest drummers 
                        numb among reluctant mergers

                  dish marathon
                  secretions breathe clamor
                  lumberyards botched

                          barriers kissed
                          words mate their simile 

Collection Agency

ramblers clamor deadbeats
lecturing seminal spittle thrashing
appealing to strikers 
                                 of cul-de-sacs

      under chaperone
stationmasters find elevator relief
                when forewarned

 watching               the growths repel
   mends                to yellow urgency
distinction              the fibers embed

numbering from the laughing menages


brink of bug ordination
linking available threaders
approved a lavish locus

            the enactment
            all portent reclusive

                        monolithic pitfalls uttered

                                 a slow inch

                    where any shored scapula 
                    posing over 

                                       memento pillows
                                       gout menages &
                                       oligarchy patches


         shredded to stag

                        wishing guess recognition


 the memorials to 
 colony legislators overestimate 
 a lingering 

              archly declaimed
              shank schemata
              douses structure

  vigilance from the brink unclimbed

       whetted portfolio lightning
       on graphic embankments

                 gone brimming 

                                           on repayment

Either Ored

their scavenging papers 
forebode transparent hacksaws 
to doorsteps artfully linear
     haze fiber

inking a rectangular shag
protruding gabble diction

                 shake spooning

      colorcast intentions
      baste granite in catalogues

available            gondola bribe
     in                  downturn treks
luggage             soon embraced 

        modern imponderables


the packeting paired
armor threaders and pearls
refining the writhing
     where the shake climber
     embraced the clear predicates

          the line’s urgent override
          inhabits the past 

                     ambulance forward

    numbering blown before shipping invective


its mobilities encumbered 

     from guerrilla revolts
    to a lacking potential

         renewed bluffing 

             distilled banshees 
             and penguin fibers        

                 collapsed a fat canticle
                 while aching the stage

                               at the boundary grill

Monday, October 21, 2019

Robert Frede Kenter - four pieces

Writing thru reading 

Of habit and trespass: archives
libraries of professors, scolded
(Her): in the spaces of liminality
(His): courtly reclusive spinster
in white by virtue of – people.   Like
intimate households, three meals a
day. To keep clean. Celibate – tracks 
release the task of running 
larger homes ---

the memory 
of Christopher street hot
Village pier.

what of my cools fingers
at curtains. Another solemn
intervention – tooth brush crown
evades stress – villages attend
resident prompt, the   pause meet  
morning  -- waterlilies 

backward sky -- fraudulent 
believe inductive haze of 
Child wine as brave
pompous bosoms

Side of a house – to talcum life
tubs of water. books 
and abundant paper.  avalanche
down side street, up stairs.  sleds
down hills, steam. Language promises 
anguish scolds. 

Desk Conjunction Rote 

Little children coats falling wind blowing door open
Sit black spider widow window shall be strapped.

Front room teacher radiator steam too hot
Cannot breathe throes of constant suffocation.

Boy shall never learn satisfaction   ever
Retinal nerve clearly animosity is a compound word.

Spider web sticky stuck    it is it is it is
A stick stuck it is it is it is a spider web  

Odysseus Equine Road 

I can’t deal with the dealers of death. They asked me, who frightened you
They prepared rabbit stew. Dynamite me out of a trench, my body covered in 
liquid honey for ants to prance. To prattle. O she is so marvelous. There is none 
like her. Encourage short-stops along the road to a stage show. The Sage Empress is 
never far away from the Jack-o-Lantern of theorizing. Pour cold buckets of water over 
me. Like Niagara Falls, its all been a sorry spectacle. How many times do we need to 
watch it? On the promontory, shadows fall. Cascading. Twilight. 

Plum. Age

Anonymous shape-shifter she carried concealing farther
Messages, a metronome, mechanical as reasonable
I said, I’ll lend you fifteen if you give me twenty
One at a time, for every day, a carry-on bag for the bay
A satchel of plucked chickens, a sponge, a basket of plums
To follow someone down the follow spot
I follow you who follows

Each bone has its wish, I who collect shells for the long and tall game
Sail across the ocean to you, sail across the ocean to me
Riding the plume the waves cascade
We are hidden inside the mist of one another’s pockets 
Coats opening vows accelerating 
Like I into you, you into eye, painted nails black as thread
Through needle’s need less heed herding Eyes, aye,
The haystacks on trucks over mountain passes patches of fog
Dissemblers embers of fire
Suffocating matched abjure

The jury bespoke evidence of structures
Strychnine tinctures embedded in straw wagons
We’ve run a fowl of sleep, we’ve run afoul of sheep
Jumping over fences in a father breath
That held you closer driving even faster
 When is it all about the when we take the time when 
 We take the oars  Gas-Food- Lodging 
Out into the water, the lake of murmurs
Rumours of food as love, filled up on 
Food and sacrifice, the sacred scars
(Rowing) kissing here, pleasure unravelling
When one turns around one way the unrivaled road
turning into another, and another, and 

A maze of ducks, a line of music
The harp lyre on String Road
Liars in rowboats dropping flesh bone tattoos on arms exposed
To the lips of the aching watery clerestory mythology
Because Daddy drove a self-driving truck
Coast to coast
And I left from there
Fog embankments on each side

Quilting stories in a needle’s eye
A needless headless hedonist
I am the One He Who Rises

Imprint on a bed hand prints on flesh
Of ownership, scrubbing off radiant fire
Pouring alcohol down into the stand-alone 
At the Motel 6 in Swansea Bay

What happened here is transported far
And away has no precedent 
To a prescient de-clutter 

Nothing but transformative sound  (if)