Silent Film

Coming to bed late she having retired
gracelessly long since he checks the electric blanket
and snuggles down next her but
in the opposite direction to go to sleep.
He checks the blanket once again
the warmth is sick enough to make him cold
in his own sweat but he sticks it out.
She turns it down, he didn’t know she was awake
and dramatically removes herself to go you know where.
She puts her night gown on turning the collar up
elizabethan style, all but hiding the glowering behind
and therefore showing all.
She must think I’m blind he thinks
as she suffers slowly to the door.
However a silent film
can prove embarrassing to leave
and this is where he came in.