The rumours, when they began, were
Gratuitous in-wall speakers, every room
(Even the bathroom,
So a piss was no respite).
In fact, the architect had seen fit
To affix one device within the
Basin. Its bass vexed the pool, and
Growled lemony spittle across
My new white jumpers.
I’d flip flop back to the hallway
Because I had to buy a new white jumper.