Relationship labels

Just the bewildering number of statuses available out there:
Single, Partner, Spouse, dating etc

Why do we even want marriage?
Do we even want partners for life
to be stuck with titular labels
to be called husbands and wives?

To change your relationship status
Is this something we equate with pride
performed for the benefit of the world
just to have that "someone" at your side

These days relationships are like ornaments
for a while they're on public display
to be shelved into some dark corner
to be left locked, forgotten, decayed

The End

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