We were
going through the motions
she said.

although, if you were watching from a distance
you wouldn't think so.

Well, I suppose you might think she was
doing something
hands above her head, hair swirling around
as if a ceiling fan had lowered down to just above her
but that was only if someone was watching

which I doubt.

I think we live out our dramas privately,
in public no one pays attention