“Cozy Apologia” uses both enjambment and end-stop throughout. But the poem doesn’t follow a pattern or scheme about when it uses these devices. Instead, the poem’s use of end-stop tends to reflect the speaker’s mood, shifting to reflect the changes in her thinking as the poem unfolds. For instance, after a long run of enjambed lines that stretches from line 4 to line 8, the speaker uses two end-stops in a row at the end of the poem’s first stanza:
…And chain mail glinting, to set me free:
One eye smiling, the other firm upon the enemy.
The end-stops are themselves firm and confident. They reflect the bravery and determination of the knight in shining armor that the speaker fantasizes about. In this way, they also reflect the certainty and confidence that he imparts to the speaker.
Elsewhere, the poem uses end-stop to reflect the comfort the speaker feels in her relationship with her lover. Note, for instance, the run of end-stopped lines at the heart of the poem’s third stanza:
We’re content, but fall short of the Divine.
Still, it’s embarrassing, this happiness—
Who’s satisfied simply with what’s good for us,
When has the ordinary ever been news?
The speaker is “embarrass[ed]” by her happiness because it’s so out of keeping with the grand fantasies of romance novels or the passionate dreams of adolescence: it's calm, predictable, rewarding in quiet but significant ways. These lines, with their strong end-stops thus feel like the speaker’s relationship: solid but limited. The poem’s end-stops thus mean different things in different parts of the poem. But they consistently reflect the speaker’s mood, her changing thoughts about love, romance, and her own relationship.