A TIMELESS SPLENDOR
Gnarled fingers grasping tight;
the buttered, black raspberry
jam toasted English muffin.
Sun now up; cool autumn winds;
hot coffee patiently waits as does
my excitable, little chihuahua.
So off we go through the slider,
slippers on with pen and pad in hand.
Blue jays jousting over the burnt crust.
On the back porch watching as the dog
chases the many hoodoos or whatsits
soon corralled in the fenced yard, but
a barista’s not here; back inside we go;
for another cup of timeless splendor.
Ken Allan Dronsfield is a poet who was nominated for The Best of the Net and 2 Pushcart Awards for Poetry in 2016. His poetry has been published world-wide in various publications throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. His work has appeared in The Burningword Journal, Belle Reve Journal, Setu Magazine, The Literary Hatchet Magazine, The Stray Branch, Now/Then Manchester Magazine, Bewildering Stories, Scarlet Leaf Review. EMBOSS Magazine and many more. Ken loves thunderstorms, walking in the woods at night, and spending time with his cat Willa. Ken’s new book, “The Cellaring”, a collection of haunting, paranormal, weird and wonderful poems, has been released and is available through Amazon.com. He is the co-editor of two poetry anthologies, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze and Dandelion in a Vase of Roses available on Amazon.