(sitting in an armchair by the fireplace)
I feel these latest events …useful.
How many would like to see one of their sins
burning to ashes before them?
(looking at her contemplatively whilst smoking)
Not so communicative these days.
(taking a sip of something from a metal mug)
Unfashionable. I have just started a lifelong romance.
What’s more, it is always a delightful thing to be expected
and not to arrive.