next door the hose leaked a swimming pool in the alley.
i could hear it.
i kept shifting around and she asked what i was thinking about
i said the kind of tub you can take a real good soak in
i said what are you thinking about
she said i am waiting for the lights to come on
like she was talking to me from deep inside somewhere else
like a traffic light or an office building or a dream or her mouth
and then i feel asleep, so it didn’t much matter anymore
where it was coming from.