oh the thumps that bump / the soles that slap / the heels that kick-together !
in the flat above our heads —  ratatat tap — Conrad still-not-still & Janice dancing

Conrad still-not-still & Janice dancing
don’t believe in asking neighbors if they care

they jiggle-slip / giggle-hip stumble down the stair / tumble into open air
there keep it up / cartoon-bubbled god & devil sky-tied to their heads

morning shivers / city whispers /feet / feet  / feet / feet
the day clears the thought –

make way / make way
for dancing /dancing /dancing/ heat

poem by Jo Mariner / image by Paul Wright