Melting in the Dark
Mercy granted in the key of C
coffee cafe on a June Saturday
careless in fantasies or icy dreams
field full of Frisbee’s floating freely
geese on the pond chasing sailboats
tripping in the park; melting in the dark
Quagmire still runs searching for Lois
dance a jiggidy step as Peter frolics
seek forgiveness; tomorrow’s Sunday
busting a bubble from a pink Bazooka
Pleasuring rhyme upon a cartoon insert
begging for mercy in MacArthur’s Park.
Thorns and Petals
And in the final act
we were all just human
intoxicated with the idea
that love, only love would
heal our starved hearts,
mend our brokenness and
bind our wanton lust with
rose thorns and red petals.
Ken Allan Dronsfield is a published poet and author originally from New Hampshire, now residing in Oklahoma. He loves thunderstorms, walking in the woods at night, and spending time with his cats Merlin and Willa. He is the co-editor of the new poetry anthology titled, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze available at Amazon.com. His published work can be found in journals, magazines and blogs throughout the web including: Indiana Voice Journal, The Literary Hatchet Magazine, Belle Reve Journal, Peeking Cat Magazine, Dead Snakes, Bewildering Stories and many others.