We got a note from the young couple across the road
telling [ warning? ] us that they were holding a birthday bash
that day starting at two and going past midnight.
And, no, we were not invited.
We braced ourselves for the worst.
A few cars appeared around six, the last time we checked.
We did hear a car door slam at nine
& some intemperate laughter on the front porch a little later
& that was it.
No hordes of SUV’s. no gate crashers, no raised voices,
no loud thumping music.& no need to call the number
I set aside for the cops.
The Bacchanalia clearly hadn’t arrived.
We went to bed a little disappointed.