"Media Messaging the Medium" and "Philatelic Finishing Act"

Media Messaging the Medium

poster engravings
                      to the flashgun tantrum
a charity horror chasm
                             stamping hard grandeur
 
       in tragic off-day legacy
 
          primordial transit
                               mark-up rinks
 
a paperboy decoys the master’s cappella
slowly through the skid
                             to the lasting tale
 
    the                sawtooth rumors
 menace                   barkers calling
 
      buzzards verbatim  
 
              *
 
hurricane misprints oiling slush
reverberation opalescent sermon
 
    assigned thriller bible
    from riches reaped at
    a rapturing repository
 
 
       concealed
          the barbarian
                independent horror
 
before bibliography disputes rupture veneer
 
              *
  
wet vasectomies up divorcees stopcock
 
    it’s the velvet
       boldly rendered
           in pane veneer
 
    no rejections turned
    a hippopotamus denied the loaded fate
 
        sensual mark-ups
        polka beauticians
        as nostalgia skier
 
                            falls in mauve

 


Philatelic Finishing Act

nature’s vacuum serpents
torment the horny bricolage ramping
before the umpire
                       cuts the torment fee
 
     a grief                  attribution
   recycled                   relayed
                to stamp out
 
                    postage metier
    in                  setting
a duplex         rendered
           resident
 
              *
 
under singular circumstance
no plural divulged its other outlets
 
    empirical          or not
    the strata         filling
     indulgence platters
 
precede the ghosts of praxis
with matter strands of words
along their pebbled beaches
 
            coastal tidings held
 
                                     aloof
 
              *
  
the influence
a spherical countermand
 
    deluxe seating on patio referenda
 
    allegiance restricted
        to modeling mayhem
            where outlets deployed
 
    stern window crossings
    at every courtyard setting left
 
                            early for the meter

 

 

Vernon Frazer’s most recent books of poetry include Selected IMPROVISATIONS, T(exto)-V(isual) Poetry and Unsettled Music. Enigmatic Ink has published Field Reporting, Frazer’s most recent novel. His web site is VernonFrazer.net. Bellicose Warbling, the blog that updates his web page, can be read at BellicoseWarbling.blogspot.com. Frazer’s work, including the longpoem IMPROVISATIONS, may also be viewed at www.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.

 

Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 01:43