she tapped his knee at three in the morning and asked him to come back to bed
this was the eighth night on the couch and she was starting to feel as if he didn’t want her bones beside him
you were taking up the whole bed, he whispered
another excuse in the daybreak
it was phone calls before, and restlessness and trash day
he came with her anyways and pulled her close
but when she woke up the other side was empty
and already cold.