He slept in motion,
back and forth with covers wrapped around
elbows and feet and bristled chin.

She always slept in a ball,
pulled up tight with toes underneath her.
If her lips did not quiver, you could not detect any movement

Habits being what they are,
morning light would often shine on her bare skin,
with his body nearby, wrapped in blankets
They were incompatible when unconscious, to be sure

They saved their communication for raw daylight
leaving nothing for interpretation