Survival Transformation



pendulum targets pragmatic dancers
swollen fleeting down the lifeboat floor


a crux of water / walking on wood
where piety boats follow the blind
rafter diffusion essential theorists

walking corollaries
leather-faced, dead-eyed

parallels in consequence
reach a withered crescendo marker
buoyed sequence to reef


infusions needed lay no claim
to finite darkening / talk

breeds encapsulation shutters
chancing dogmatic interlude diffusion
caterpillar etymology in transition


morphology tactile as presence
in form or manner of discontent



Increase in Direction



rudder placebo tactics inure
federated tax rations from
pillbox allure stations passing
travesty bandages bellied
past leaking feats of renown
a vantage known past giving
leaky memoir facades intruded
on welling masses encasing
voluptuary lace and massage
embracing furtive sex bandits
in transaction predilection pits
shifting gears to transition tides
mud rising to practical heights
where radium artists dream
peptide auguries in rebellion
the nodal fury seams ripping
sure passions decreed impure
where practice barns evade
rapture sessions turning rare
under every pelota template
inflecting caterpillar paper
mushroom fandango suites
play appellant apertures fixed
in garnish cream slathering
fluid emotion tentacles prey
summer ensures blood dreams
no amnesty packets allowed
domestic infusion bracketing
sure as practiced a cappella
wipers hood their ornaments
before living applause clasps
future swallows before breath
takes a year to harrow its toll
exchanges relay cold affection
toned the penalty box fiasco
more to the rolling grasp oiled
beyond mention or standard
deviation eunuchs assemble
pantry lies that slowly inhabit
parchment reciprocity guidelines
implementing rabbit precursors
under stadium frontage laws
passed in rearview mirrors fit
to stage an ampersand colony
accord gauged treaty removal
supplemental labors rescinding
the hold on where the profits sit
much nearer than the rearview
offers for its unpaid hindsight
relived as memory vacations
narrowed to a blink and wallow
rankling crossroads motor events
where baking canon fodder meets
a slow delirium mix banking on
a shore curve resembling hidden
angles to simulate belfry chatter
timing the clinical mix to fixation
rides aching in the saddled more








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.  His work, including the long poem, IMPROVISATIONS, may also be viewed at 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.

Frazer’s web site is

Bellicose Warbling, the blog that updates his web page, can be read at


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