Piano notes like early stars
float over roads and vocal cars

toward softer spaces past the clouds
withdrawn from urban din and crowds

where thoughts walk freely, waltz on air,
or ponder darkness sans despair.

Nocturne © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: October 1, 2021