A letter I’m drafting to give to my new neighbors.
Oliver “Shiny” Blakemore

Our Spanish exchange student daughter sings in the shower — in Spanish and English. It’s very cute. I think it’s a little louder now, though, since she realized we were listening.

My former upstairs neighbors, on the other hand? Not so pleasant, and he seemed to have a cast on every other month. They were so loud that the neighbors below called the police on me — cuz how could it really be two floors away?!

Oliver, what’s really missing here is audio. Some of the poets share recordings of their readings, surely you could give us a bar or two. Not that we doubt your explanation…

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