Chimes in dark wind of late

Bat seeps diagonal of playground

Retrograde lunar notion 

Don't witness my footstep

Neighborhood, vacuum of influence

No empathy for the sane  

Past semblances irrational 

Emotion is an opiate dividend 

Chimes sound a diminished nocturne 

Nightingale returns a minor triad

But the chimes sway impervious in this midnight

As I saunter in search of an enduring city 

And head home resolute,

And head home resolute 

Rhett NolandComment