They Let the House Burn

They let the house burn

With it holding all of their emotions.

Their love was not predicated

On their fondness for each other

Or lack thereof.

The resentment between them

Started the spark.

The heated arguments they had

Fanned the flame.

The absence of affection toward each other

Spread the fire.

Fire consumed their love

And left it a simmering place of heat

Ready to be ignited again

With a simple look of displeasure

Or word of hostility.