After that first urgent kissing at the door and all the prearrangements
whispered down the phone and all that splendid disarray of clothes,
the interplay of skins and liquids, that short delirium of smells and all such pure
antiphonal delights the cigarettes are lit at last … and sprawled there in a
twist of sweat a conversation comes to life: obsessions of the absent husband,
shortfalls of the absent wife.