We met an MIT Graduate
She was a scientist
Who told us about apartments
In a coffee shop.

The Irishman sorted through the list
And picked our residence
Correctly the first time.
The old man we lived with was a schematic artist.

The old man was a "friend"
He knew the owners of a bar
And we went there exactly one time
And played scrabble and learned linguistics.

I used my computer knowledge
Of Operating System 2
And Microsoft technology
And Voicemail and Facscimile.

I obtained a job
And used the bus
Subway and Taxi
All for work.

The Irishman was frugal
He despised the money problem
And didn’t like the nighttime
In a city that closed at two.

He chose our landlord
For a loss
And set us up
To have to leave.