She unwrapped the new candle holders. One, Two,
He turned his eyes away from the mantelpiece, to gaze
at the TV.
Playing house had been such a popular game
Now one had moved on from conforming
as much as he dared.
It no longer mattered if they had a house or a home,
Freshly made meals now replaced by the contents of the freezer.
She would continue to play wife
and hope one day to be mother.
While he would continue to wish the days away,
forgetting their promises to one another.