neither mature nor clever

the guy upstairs

had a great music set up

I knew it

the neighbourhood knew it

& we talked to him

over & over

to no avail

so one Saturday night

I held a party

invited the most offended

& as he cranked up the noise

we hit the on switch for the DJ console

fella had a K+ of sound

turned up to eleven

we left it that way until ten

when we switched the whole thing off

at ten as every Saturday night

overhead the springs began to sing

squeak squeak

squeak squeak squeak squeak

rising in tempo with a climax (forgive me)

for 3 minutes 15 seconds

at which

everybody gathered there

erupted into wild applause

whistles

Bravos!

in the silence

as she padded to the bathroom

he moved out

very soon after that

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