Saturday, January 9, 2016

Vernon Frazer- A Poem

Learning an Old Lesson

wilderness reports weather
unknown sightings whenever
a distant land turned interior
or feral as the nightwatch 
glows emphatic passage rites 
inured to sweat or leaving dawn
before the red comes slowly
rising on a breath entanglement
conundrum flurries while the tempo 
watches arrivals time departure frenzies
leathered expressions darken satchels
pages to game good vandal rages
played inferior composition reams
dazzling on paper not in praxis
left unkept as theorem polish
righting on the water's dredged side
no interest current past shallow
burning mindless passion churned
visceral ambitions turned missionary
as pure position screwed to assure
hologrammatical fashion retorts
whenever inversion strike urges 
righting the ballast tipped its aside
a comic release to unmentioned
particle vipers lack molting swagger
revelations blind the light with
a nightly via negativa fantasia
sex endowed the power rack smelting
beyond the irons of Sumer West
a geography of ore short on folklore
derided the later stages of its demise
their legends go awry in the fielding
awards ceremonial rioting passage
fluent amber succulence grown
limber dancing the darkened light
alluvial rapture streams fork twice
against the organ's wind shriek
cold against the spring's lurid rumor
the runners passed as ammunition
among the border stories crossing
truths when fiction meets the line
milking paradise of metaphor mix
and the circular charm amenities
gathered to shore the sorrow fixates
a link of shame to past inhabitants
where the fueling imprecation flights
churned mustard in filial rumination
left festering dosage learning swerves
direction to equal optic severance
a play whose diction refines meaning
on stilts or bearing up weather candy
while dilettante refusal meat centers
opprobrium returns on a level sled
worn shedding a learning experiment
worth forgetting with irreverent details

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