Lunatic Shuffle by Ken Allan Dronsfield

Thin mummified

trembling bent fingers

resembling razor

sharp raptor talons.

Grasp the burial shovel

with a fervent evil malice.

Reasoned breezes or

teasing chaotic tempests.

Dance on a marshmallow

in a clouded pink fantasy.

Sipping sweet tea with

a lemonade pouted grin.

My jello lunch reeks but a

Thorazine high greets me;

now painting the lawn in

a mixed shaded scheme.

Silver pleated brushes

of bleach blond hair.

Surfing into the fog as

my torch is now hushed.

My friend tried to commit

larceny of my frenzied soul.

I hear his cries for mercy

from the freshly dug grave;

behind the lofty asylum

by the tennis courts where

we loved to sit and watch the

staff relaxing and playing there.

I’m floating over the azure bay

driving a ’57 Chevy Nomad

waltzing into a riotous decade

whilst in a Prozac lunatic shuffle.


© Ken Allan Dronsfield


Excerpt from the book “The Cellaring”

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ken-allan-dronsfield-bio-pictureAbout the Author

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 poetry anthology titled, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze available at His published work can be found in reviews, journals, magazines and anthologies throughout the web and in print.

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