Just how much speed,
Is too much?
I heard that during ‘lockdown’,
Police saw more incidents of speeding,
And the highest speeds recorded,
Were higher than usual;
I completely back up that claim,
With the evidence of my ears,
For my one-way street abutts a 40mph road,
And three lanes wide;
You know what that invites, don’t you?
Dickheads speeding at horrendous speeds,
Right past the hospital,
Not a care in the universe,
The roar of their tyres echoing up the whole street;
Bouncing back and forth between the continuous terraces,
The sound travels here exceptionally well;
I can judge the speeds of these malignant midnight dickheads,
By the amount of contraction, the peak volume,
Of the rush of noise which they create;
And let me tell you,
Last night I heard one horrendously contracted,
It was but a split-second, high-pitched, ear-raping pulse of noise,
Which told me that the car must have been going at an unbelievable speed—
70, 80, 90mph;
These are not unheard of,
And that road is a perfect runway to them.
How long must I live beside 40mph roads?
When I stayed with my aunt,
I lived right on a 40mph road,
And the same thing happened, with the midnight speeding,
Horrible. I need a permanent break from all this noise.