"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
          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
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
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 latest poetry collection is Memo from Alamut. He recommends the Poetry Project at St. Mark's.


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