Poem: Sounds in the Night
"Neighbor Noise" (Stand Up Comedy) by Mike Bridenstine
The whispers of the night
used to be sounds of nature,
like a cricket singing
driving the kitty to pounce,
or the north wind howling
forcing on the furnace.
But here it’s constant traffic,
pulling in and out
of this apartment site
during the wee hours of the night,
hearing strange voices,
banging of doors opening and closing,
interrupting my peaceful slumber.
I suppose sleeping in stages
will have to do for now,
since I’m new to the neighborhood
no waves should I create,
but keeping a watchful eye
should the need arise for me to speak.
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