Harmony and Unison
I am a writer I am a physicist
but I love science, but I love novels,
though sometimes though sometimes
I don’t understand I don’t understand
the deeper parts the deeper parts
of your knowledge. of your knowledge.
I like arty films I like horror movies
where nothing with blood
really happens spraying terror
you can’t abide you can’t abide
clever images. mindless violence.
We watch a musical, We watch a musical,
it doesn’t matter I prefer
which one, Dreamgirls,
and lie close and lie close
under the covers. under the covers.
I wrap you You tangle me
in arms and legs. in arms and legs.
We eat together. We eat together.
I give you You give me
what I can’t finish. your leftovers.
I smoke. I hate it when you smoke.
We lounge We lounge
and watch and watch
American TV American TV
and snack and snack
(I live (I live
on pop on pies
and chocolate). and Ribena)
You tire before me I feel tired.
and go to bed. Waiting for you,
I write, I drift off.
hours pass. You touch me;
I come to bed I turn
to find you asleep. to find you asleep.