target aperture needles parking
capture drudgery’s rapture dance
a vociferous light instills the silent fire
crackling hallucination vents
a whirlpool alliance salesman
ventures a doggerel epithet
no seed of understanding left brighter
than writhing sun rays
glancing off their own reflections
no threat to a railing mirror
toxin glamour peels
its skin, a writhing lap dance
or payday to premature closure
any dance left living
darkens, the quirky wheedle
the silent impulse dimmed to darkness
Vernon Frazer’s most recent books of poetry include T(exto)-V(isual) Poetry and Unsettled Music.
Enigmatic Ink has published Frazer’s new novel, Field Reporting. Frazer’s web site is http://www.vernonfrazer.net. Bellicose Warbling, the blog that updates his web page, can be
read at http://bellicosewarbling.blogspot.com. His work may also be viewed art 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.