He is used to autonomy
and has forgotten the comfort
or anguish of joint decisions.
He is master of his domain
and need not compromise indoors.
His disorder is his own as is his procrastination.
Sometimes he wakes up during the night
and is aware of the space in the bed.
When someone else shows interest,
invites him to a film or a meal,
he almost sabotages the attempt
when he thought he wanted this,
but after living a long time alone
he would not relinquish it for company.