Living Next Door to Michael

I lived next door to Michael for 13 years
often only a few feet away
but I never knew him
It didn't matter

We had them round for dinner once
His granddad let out the loudest belch
in the history of wind
Me and my brother laughed
for 3 weeks solid
It didn't matter

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Your cliquish acquaintances
my eggshell patience
Your smug, pointless poetry
thanks a mill

You say I smell brewery
that's right, I'm pissed
off with your fatuousness

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me and crow

she sleeps in the gap between the pillows
me on the left
then crow
then the [half-of-bed] space
[which] I'd reserved for you

in another universe

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