A side sleeper since I was 17,
I used the port side of the marriage bed
and didn’t know how much that choice would mean
(no matter where we moved we kept our edge).
When we divorced I switched, and then was seen
by kids to occupy the other half.
For 30 years, my place has been (between
the sheets) on left-side shoulder, hip and head.
Of late I ache. I’ll try to change routine.