Stalking Lilacs

Shattered heart of an unfulfilled love
the imperiled song devoid of empathy
blistered iced essence wafts at twilight
dodging streetlamps on Second Street
wipe bloody shoes on the back of pants
patiently wait for a soiled dove parade
Lick the shaft after a slice to the throat.
voices in my head mimic a red vulture
moving upstairs through paper dolls
loving the blade as it devours a soul
sharp is the edge of an obsidian knife
stalking lilacs throughout the darkness.
Swirling chimera ends in silent screams
a rancid city dance with sliced echoes.

Ken Allan Dronsfield


Ken Allan Dronsfield is a poet originally from New Hampshire. He was nominated for The Best of the Net and 2 Pushcart Awards in Poetry for 2016. His poetry has been published world-wide throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Ken loves walking in the woods at night, and spending time with his cat Willa. Ken’s new book, “The Cellaring”, a collection of 80 haunted, paranormal, weird and wonderful poems, is available through He is the Co-Editor and Cover Artist for two poetry anthologies, “Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze” and “Dandelion in a Vase of Roses” available from

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