Vernon Frazer

Paying Forward on Credit

dominion hurlers
arch their shaking asphalt
               derelict dismay

     its patent smear
                    an aching placebo

before the crust shift
shook the lantern patterns loose
from shadow shaping

     swollen clusters
     black and blended over concrete

               a slow play
               flickers        a hand out

clutching a curve
of concrete fragment
            past the palm

                      dripping red wake

           a future 
                          to follow

                 the shadows ahead of itself
      What Was As Is stretching diaphanous enigma cleft a storied tuning unsung vocal chord history rhetoric left to fodder stylus returns the needle's fidelity to a nod in(g) groove left to present in the mysteries of the past returning tales of the tiger's ebb the casting drama soaps dialogue a clean wash daily weekend waits the tuning fork stigma reduced to rubble ballads left unstrung in the heft of abandoned fortitude a web spins the darkening cold that wraps the tangled sky’s breath Delivering the Guarded Answers the caddy of speedboats among voyeurs slipping ashore disposes heritage to the unmentioned posing pasted darling chaperone shipped delays to its vacant settlers breeder glamor the lingering rotisserie outlines sunburns on the pedal vent * monolithic playgrounds clear posses guard the secondaries repel the compendium usher colonnade enactment its predicate dawning thirsty maximum before caliper tread past renunciation cackling the meritocracy breathes cement revolt prides quaking peasants grasped the will scourge past palpitation clipped toward reassessments forking the lash * airlift history drifts past magnet predictions granite doormats where incisors pull the mutilation lumens grimly before withdrawal fortnight relapse learned recognition confused legislation menagerie reporter encased the robots in predicates as a vesicle artfully worn on seatbelts to motorway moves * deaf to speeds near steak custody lacking scented sambas delinquents in a beauty hood pressed scavenging sessions past advertising patois the work finesse sweeps vaunted despite a forked circumstance raising honed usages shown promptly under explication

Vernon Frazer hides in plain sight.
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