Susan Evans: Thoroughly Modern Marriage

She didn't take his name;
he doesn’t wear her ring ‒
thoroughly modern marriage;
they do their own thing.

Pooled inherited resources
before saying 'I do.';
Cemented by the mortgage,
life’s richer for the two.

A compromise agreement,
all mod cons on song;
SMEG fridge, Bang TV –
what could possibly go wrong?

Distract with mini-breaks,
retail therapise every crack,.
Holiday away the issues
they never unpack.