shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Leah Mueller

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Neighbor Zen

The man who lives
above my apartment
urinates often,
his streams chiming
like Pacific Northwest rain.

He also drops heavy
objects onto the floor
and curses, repeatedly.

Every few minutes, I hear
his sounds of release,

some easier than others,
reminding me not to hang on
too tightly to anything.