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Some of the poems in this collection previously appeared in Altered Scale, AND/OR, Anobium, Experiential-Experimental Literature, On Barcelona, and Subliminal Interiors , © 2012 Vernon Frazer
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A Few Words About The Words In Use
Several years ago, in addition to the usual ads about erectile dysfunction, penis enlargement kits and depression, I started receiving spam that resembled snatches of Language Poetry or excerpts from The Wizard of Oz. At first, they irritated me. Did some marketer really expect to sell products to writers by borrowing their colleagues’ phrases, or composing parodies and circulating them? After several months of browsing the spam before hitting DELETE, my irritation softened to subversive appreciation. A number of phrases read well and rang with musicality. In attempting to sneak past my security settings and my DELETE button, the solicitors had offered me fragments of language that I could use to create “found poems” while ignoring the links to their sales pitches and products. I decided to take advantage of the ONLY FREE OFFER they would make. Instead of writing free form, I wrote with the words given in the spam, no additions or modifications. Restricting one portion of my working vocabulary enabled me to explore the possibilities of another, despite its inherent limitations. When several poems showed performance potential, I did my best to realize them through multimedia work, which I posted on YouTube. Links to the pieces will appear on the pages of the poems I performed.
A Return Too Safe
home to where good blundering carried away forgotten patchwork necessary to midnight central time fox spectacles either waved or flew into soup reading wonder scraps declared force controlled the box beside them inquired the fast contortions proofread in silence daylight isolated residing purposes quickly music growled so fond of wood clinked rubber some distance found same blotch failed the answered path
Coming after faded payment mood clerks groaned emotion. Passed over cabinet pulp interrupted mountains. So fond of wood, regurgitation faded blue before proper shape begged their healthy amateur bodes bitter. Plush clock work payment prompted the middle-aged Napoleons, perched hungry to meet the monday apartment contortions. Fast asleep and round, their proper shape hurried away, bleeding blind disclaimers. Ready now: loud roar, some distance. At times the maid stored beginnings up there. Domain interrupted surprise. .
concise detour normal deathbeds added on every step the donkey head confined scraps in handsome uniforms question the circus * neither alteration observed the entire party the gate and ends inquired able to guess the backs admitted course editing * newspaper following the roadside another light inquired the cavern stones the note fastened clumsy daylight advancing to the box in silence
bloody farewell forgotten where patchwork failed the lackluster mood path astonished the front door to emotion coming mood isolated the street cry exchanged carpet margins and noticed the good division carried fire rattle contents of water out to killing performance with topknot information what sort of excellent heart to cry out words gone cleancut roots exclaimed in color atmosphere orders coatsleeve murmured quality silence
the medication yelled the rows of course enough to make them color cried scraps in handsome uniforms making rollercoaster nightlight mercifully glimpse hidden battle despite isolated daylight operations increase complex need making the roller coaster file for additional info hard gun attached discount coupon taking enough medication readers out of water able to pass dowry relatives force controlled exchange to ride upon the gate and corn the farm after the gate disclaims most magnificent city clerks inquest coming mood regurgitation prompted hardest clutching the cyclone borders distributed by eating colors hinting provincial opportunity over again
customs of hello monday regurgitation inquest front door payment prompted amateur disappearance watch attached to bind contortions bleeding ferrule whispered invisible disclaimers blotched patio strangers thank killing distance wet and made footman bodes coming pittance statement terrible and proofread in silent domain
Terrible and round with glee, he raised his straw erect, bleeding contortions blind. Allegro, roared the mark on their proper shape. Beside them at first black bees and a wise donkey remained, flickering fall persistence. Middle-aged Berkshire Napoleons seemed to hear me: three hairs from a million dollars per hour, home again. Delete this. You must stop going the first time, roared the mark, perched on its surface. It seemed to hear me with that! Australians eye dogcarts clutching any form resulting from Kansas: conversion by any living fight club lashed in honor of provincial borders beside them at first. Right now, trademark license fee or else: half-pay, cabby. Despite these words, we’re gone. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A615R1kuDHs]
Bearing the Market
Instantly the same size finally reached public domain proofread on its surface Middle-a ged beginnings remained perched in front fast asleep with wondering California opulence seemed surely lost when dreadfully hungry trademarks displayed binding customers hidden deep in each date of money saved the afternoon flight club Holiday half-column murky isolated daylight words gone south of proprietary form glanced three times and six swimming peacefully in Samoa explained the hammer heads only an opening where eventually Prague ghost dropped investments foul as the same size of beasts
stranger harmony exchanged carpet margins excess struggle white whiskers wait till midnight central * to return home the fire so surprised serpentine shaking company of gold his warranty means that * glimpses declared goodness or the barn yard saw horse big beast roller coaster some distance * lonely road prompted ambitious disappearance bell groaned coming mood swimming new borders peacefully
Cold War Revival
the wall that rose and clock work bring the means that suddenly called water happiness force controlled the boy began three times concise detour criminal green on every step observed gate and ends inquired the backs precious mountain of fire yelled for additional stones held fast to the bow anything else ate the conquest even the fire suggested electronically advancing commerce powder glimpses the penknife monarch handsome in dank shoes on a quality steel building passed over with whispered legs before disclaimers arrived orders thanked glass deathbeds to say the conquest missed battle
the sides of music reached residing purposes and held quiet contribution wrong to pass over when the news groaned coming mood prompted accomplishment quickly and held fast asleep disclaimers whispered license fee or else terrible and round with glee continued to hear the mark upon their proper shape the same size of public domain
Certainly the sides of music happened quickly when the news reached residing purposes and held fast, boasting the most magnificent city atmosphere. To allow disclaimers passed over frantic coatsleeve orders. As loud as allegro live, roared the mark on their proper shape, and hurried away, regurgitation inquest coming.
Dealing with Nature’s Hand
bringing in wood the sorcerer fell asleep a serious problem interfering in sexual impulses to return instantly noticed the good listed for security reasons within days white whiskers growled the fat man admitted the fox to wear spectacles on either spoke his legs in place came each date of money surely no matter replied the hours to ultimate control hinting provincial depression command standing on hill pigments breathing howling afternoon instead the south water demanded the wind through an opening
Defying an Order
whenever you commanded thought to struggle excess blundering declared serpentine shaking surprised wind crowder cries looking around so brightly after the gate and ends continued residing sides of music reached the news distributed infinite groaned emotion isolated daylight howling perturbed from whenever penetrating money came clutching problem hammer experienced pulp swimming peacefully in Samoa
tail between his success and gentlemen of gold so brightly answered after breakfast or less shaken murmured the box of music happened to pass over when the news did not hesitate an opening where the second opportunity replied by eating the house returned hill pigments flickering waters of flowers shaped like fall persistence only an opening to walk through
Disappeared from View
Glad cry of straw, small dark and disappeared a time ago breathing bright filled perturbing afternoon, howling hill pigments from side borders the colors of bright buttons. The air shouted until morning picked up scraps and the provincial gallop. Each date of money replied bulldog wind. Only an opening there to walk through, dreadfully hungry. Every top can tears them, swimming peacefully, from the south water. The dreadfully hungry obeyed imitations of light. Near them the wind veered past glad cries of straw that saw an opening
Impassable roots honor grotesque innocence, shouted the air until morning disappeared, button bright, howling perturbed texts ever since. Isolated daylight promised the street and bent over again, clever as hard work hidden in color. True enough to life, they talk with fear. Castoff bite excitedly reared this sentence, cry of straw: dreadfully hungry cabinet borders gallop from paleness diamonds binding customers with isolated daylight.
Follow the Money, Follow the Faith
commerce glimpse advancing daylight mercifully breathed artistic links they have captured from better acquainted backs groaned roadside regurgitation pittance inquest hammer monday apartment bell amateur battle bodes plush steel ambitious disappearance astonished the magnificent city clever as hard work promised in color this cabinet passion reared clothes hard wind distributed scraps and the colors of pulp suggested an opening to walk through conversion by any living attached to blind contortions
Forming a Way
view the coastal midnight central anteroom spoke tossed serpentine shaking fox gold admitted bright flowers for the tin castle fire so surprised among relatives pauper force truth to ride upon beast backs a controlled happiness allegro patio attached a proprietary form indeed stress-free diction exchanged instantly eldest finally reached
provincial borders frosty pulp depression times three to gallop hinting provincial senility borders depression growled the cyclone steel buildings bijou honoraria strong holiday glanced murky tail between his success chopper demanded clock work side effects refrain locus dreadfully hungry dense honor words gone newspaper imprisonment question the hidden circus isolated daylight
From Promise to Protest
the chance reserved in every city anxious for the ripple diction trials proved too necessary to the visit water clock effects work glimpses called out to help a holiday detour for the bed pills clearly readable additional distance promised money even the deeper key failed lackluster news distributed emotion groaned payment strong battle missed steel buildings remorseless times loud roar some distance begged honoraria dollars from home again exceeded the normal wind control fiery pigments snap opening form passion bent over frightened land hidden words reared a dark cry
Fudging the Bottom Line
binding straw reared sentence bite in color fourth paleness frightened * air disappeared until morning announced the time ago perturbed the public cyclone * fanlight complete hill pigments exceeded fall persistence exchanged the margins clasping form
Above her, even the fire suggested daylight commerce. Glimpse artistic links: lackluster plays, reputation booted after breakfast, better acquainted with the roadside, climbing mercifully, some distance perched upon its surface. Clerks interrupted the mountains first. Instantly, the same size entered fast asleep. Beginnings seemed to clock the waters of flowers, dropped eventually, fanlight complete. Hill scenes reduced the wind breathing peacefully. Dense, isolated daylight, flickering fall scenes, climbed, the pulp fight eventually dropped. Efforts captured the finest panel.
Illuminating a Success
californian binding customer distributed his work by seeding flickering imitations of light bright and disappeared from here to walk through dark and gallop small opportunity clocks waters of chickens standing pulp against the foul original fender ghost knocked scraps and buggy shaped colors of clothes blotted hill pigments flicker fall shouted air till morning announced border time ago button bright and disappeared
carefully exposed and anxious customs often shave crib kilos * effectively full of eating chicken explained polychrome medium detour green water attacks able to pass the hair of warranty three times in their return glimpses fall pigments reduced to hill scenes blocked equinoctial borders march the ward * shaped like a hammer cyclone done and growled the freshest shaken feelings gallop holiday murky by any living focus back again daylight isolated impassable roots from resulting form prompted mountains miss coming payment inquest in front door disappearance bush missed ambitious footman * whenever hover inquired the news did not hesitate
he walked the great beast so grateful to meet red diamonds three hairs from home caught on either flight club fourth holiday glanced isolated daylight’s paleness resulting from hard work heart near enough for kansas true enough to life they talk with fear the castle slept in color deep in your body dense horror climbed the land ever since this passion reared the sooner you start the better the binding customer ever since this passion reared listen for color to fight at once your depression climbed the land enough to cry out all living not going in california opulence to assist locus conversion although these words were gone
every step cried scraps unhappy for the entire party that hung around then the cavern rattle attached the horrorstricken conclusion better editing newspaper imprisonment question the circus copies of precious stones unhappy for frosty locus refrain continued the mountain of fire in handsome uniforms corroborate wagged passing and another cavern admitted the backs running the new allegro patio attached conversion honoraria by any living cabinet
In Samoa the pigments and the feelings dropped. Eventually disclaimers, failed, remorseless, frantic, begged atmosphere and whispered. (Loud roar of blind contortions.) Swimming peacefully, disappearance bodes monday apartment: strong steel buildings, plush and hurried away, ambitious. Disappearance amateur orders.
On the Rebound
backgammon clasping bloody farewell to encroach center chambers ready all day to struggle breakfast carried hope spectacles on either tail between his success flowers conquered the anteroom serpentine shaking the distance filed incalculable climbing panel the path missed battle to pass over wrong tin dinner promised the street daylight afterward in color complete fanlight clinked rubber experiences
Out for Breakfast
The roadside snapped in silence, inquired the box quickly residing music. Certainly the morning wailed and well, brothers boasting their astonished pittance prompted ambitious mountains, atmosphere orders, disclaimers whispered as loud contortions capable of rubber experiences. Frosty readers clinked table hairs home again when displayed, entered public domain blotched alone, howling the land until words murmured the murky red bell.
Phoenix Gone Ashen
the trade center chambers resumed a tiny piglet and sparkling water in white whiskers proved the medication pieces market continent soup polychrome hole among his legs wonder began walking newspaper imprisonment dank normal added criminal deathbeds passing question the circus quickly residing accomplishment snapped sparkling water and a tiny piglet boasting the roadside march in silence
recently exposed top secret folders revealed the link back to a great many * they burst with naked fury at discovering carpet margins for breakfast white whiskers full of eating * the rows yelled of course anxious to force reports precious fire copies found trials proved necessary to reading emotion groaned through any medium * serpentine shaking scraps cried on every step attached roller coaster info welcome this question the circus
frosty readers seal clinked all important rubber experiences capable words ran back again several times declared impassable honor dense refrain locus fresno geese when lost what blue sort of opulence seemed hidden deep for years displayed in cabinet money with grateful wondering heart to cry out living creatures all binding customer for instance bright idea wound red again readers despite these words clinked rubber experience slept in color heart bright and cast off clever border wind gone fire on every side living castoff cry yells heart disappeared from allied crib to live bite of dark reared innocence
Cabinet pulp shouted the air until morning, clutching pale face bands, flickering hill pigments. Depression borders hammer winds instead of the south water. Growled borders knocked the public domain, flickering fall persistence beside them. Fanlight blotted hard work and colors of clothes. Clock the waters. Prose and time remain, stickers to the public bulldog.
Service Workers on Mental Health Break
sympathy between mood clerks swimming questions from customs prove it happens bloody the trade center chambers listed go-though water ready to prepare anxious food for sparkling chambers all day from sight blundering company too polychrome princess tail warranty answered coastal attack cries peacefully
Spilling the Spoils
exposed invention leaked customs of major companies listed in the trade trials everything was necessary wind lay flat upon monarch anxious exchange better to help the circus admitted the stones wailed more reports of border imprisonment to follow a horrorstricken dowry powder and destroy abusive reputation linked backs into harmony boasting the contribution arrived like fond payment
Clerks groaned emotion, bush bell missed battle. Atmosphere: bitter, plush. The maid, remorseless, frantic, begged surprise. Turning to whisper disclaimers, continued to hear what sort remained up there in sleep. Clutching hardest, hairs from home again climbed the land, so grateful the howling afternoon demanded the wind near enough for color
Howling afternoon, lightning breath rang unperturbed, where breakfast abroad suggested the cyclone had growled (peaceful in Samoa, whenever she sprang from) Instead of eggs come water, the public domain fouled. Clock the tide's return and cabinet pulp, bulldogging subtones their phonics had spun. The house of flowers stood beside, fiery, feelings proprietary, a flicker forming
Tin dinner had fallen dreadfully hungry on every side. Geese refrain their ghost fowl locus. Hammer heads knocked the public domain and colors of clothes climbed the land. The waters of flowers returned hill pigments, reduced flickering fall. Persistence, the second opportunity to fail, filled the howling afternoon. Swimming peacefully, the land climbed binding borders distributed by eating cabinet pulp until morning. Castoff diamonds promised the street and bent over
The Next Barricade
Precious abusive rattle nursery, horrorstricken saw horse conclusion: online pills or the barn yard. Everything questioned: the strangers who promised nightlight allegro patio discount coupon implied the conquest (considerable efforts advancing mercifully) then that mountain of fire cried out from roller coaster scraps (allegro patio where you remember his guests) safe distance attached. The roadside snapped morning, killing performance with information held fast to questioned nightlight and returned scraps. They have captured the roadside, proofread and entered. Its surface suggested middle-aged beginnings.
confined scraps unhappy for such things observed the entire circus and another fire shouted teutonic hydrotherapy guests ate the conquest attached to this message in handsome uniforms and wagged reports through the gate that hung abusive copies readable by disk designed lackluster plays in silence residing purposes reached the sides of music allegro live and proofread entered attached to bleeding beginnings but glee perched ready to meet the murky holiday glanced opulence when displayed again on every side daylight isolated roots grotesque diamonds frightened cabinet hidden deep in passion castoff bite reared struggle bright and shouted the air to dinner penetrating south water three times to walk the second opportunity spoke of money in handsome uniforms with the gate and newspaper imprisonment border step killing performance with information held fast for additional roller coaster nightlight pills ate the conquest in money implied better electronically consoled monday apartment strong steel disclaimers whispered before hardest clutching saved bijou honoraria bent diamonds and the lands near colors hard enough where daylight powder cried
Time Consumers on the Clock
utter reasons recently leaked the naked upshot burst as thicket their continued discovering eagerly at first wonder market pieces each month their complex operations increase cavern rattle margins for deeper patio experience till midnight showed the tin warranty rode in place as ever eating time central to their complex
although the castle slept in color the street and holes bent over again afterward the reared innocence listens to fight for years cabinets hammer pulp winds across bulldog cyclone feet provincial borders gallop depression three times to knock money domain hinting an opening to walk through small and dreadfully dark and hungry deep color shaped like hill pigments returned the house for them
Coming after faded payment mood clerks groan disclaimers. Passed over cabinet pulp proofread mountains. So fond of wood, regurgitation faded blue before proper shape begged, their healthy amateur wind bitter. A promise, plush clockwork, prompted the middle-aged Napoleons, perched hungry to meet the monday apartment contortions. Fast asleep and round, their proper shape hurried away, bleeding fiery blind feelings. Ready now: loud roar, some distance. The maid stored beginnings up there: interrupted surprise.
What Cry No Matter
what sort of blue to cry out despite these words all wondering inquired several times living california madman opulence ever since our fault isolated daylight true enough to life these texts and dreadfully hungry ever since he shouted the air until morning swimming peacefully in the south spoke a time ago of water diamonds isolated daylight roots dense when displayed duchess declared cleancut honor impassable hinting provincial depression afforded each date money knocked public domain only an opening to walk through fanlight demanded the wind complete fiery feelings surely no matter
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