"Fendered Bluster," "Mastering the Universe at Last," and "Khan Man After Xanadu"

Fendered Bluster

along its coded frequency

the carburetor frenzy
kicked back in time or too

     as fossils move
     the present toward

                gift unknown


supercharge or sur-
its title the price of energy
bucks its will
                     even gets fiscal

amid the scattered masses

          a doldrum erupts

a hushed line forms its mutter




the backdrop surges
forward          fuming

             come unglued

attack of the weather bandits
no fuel left 
                 for them
                               to discharge

     brings threats

                      of rain

                                that end

                                      with rubber clouds



Mastering the Universe at Last

think primordial green 
budgeting a sensual a cappella

     pestilence advisors 
     desist in hard peccadillo flagstone 

              end marquees 
              refund a decimated vector 


the hard relaxation

          many off thinking clocks, 
          reprieve the velvet rondo 

panegyric refund advisors 
appeal storied reciprocity enlistments 


refute an urchin chill 
eastern reflexes detonate 

                                   the vacant 

           artery dredger 

the drink cleavers employ lighthouse charm


postal dockets lost a panel
its bombardment baffled the new cartel 

                                  (steel portfolio verbatim)

their peepshows
render used thongs, “easy“

     cannily intervene 

whether calling secures 
receding diversions ricochet

                                 skillet failure


costly rash 
           turned disquiet 

                  redeeming gabardine retirement 



Khan Man After Xanadu

jissom stretchers
will seek a timeline remedy
     emoticon streaming
                                      in fashion

       its passion meant
a vendor button
       blundered its viscount scales

     incendiary decimal visions
                    at the neighboring 

           happenstance occurred
           as a nightly pleasure domed

                a creed
                in lurch mode 


          any lecher willing to come
          in for a pass
                              -ing stream

                                     as an imagined rather



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 Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:42