Salvation Under a Streetlight by Ken Allan Dronsfield
as an old song with no name
such is the soul without purpose
dancing in Broadway musicals as
Gene Kelly sings in the autumn rain
fleabag hotels line the main strip
rooms for rent by the night or hour
blue lights flashing in a neon haze
hookers work the red light district
shaky be those on a red eye flight
baggage claim dead to a ticking clock
waiting are those for a final destination
praying for salvation under a streetlight.
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 Amazon.com. His published work can be found in reviews, journals, magazines and anthologies throughout the web and in print venues including: The Burningword Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, The Literary Hatchet Magazine, Belle Reve Journal, Peeking Cat Magazine, The Australia Times, Bewildering Stories, Aquill Relle, Members Anthology, Book 6, Literature Today, Volume 5, Poetic Melodies and Imperfect Paths Anthologies for Creative Talents Unleashed, Birdsong Anthology Vol 1, Voices of Humanity, Vol 2 Anthology, and others. Ken’s poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net for 2016.