made-up games

the day the blackout came
with nothing but a candle flame
they saw each other better
then they had in broad daylight
they played some made-up games
and laughed like the insane
they ate a lot of ice cream
and they stayed up late that night


the next morning at sunrise
the power was restored
they retreated to their corners
and went back to keeping score

© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by geralt, courtesy
created for the Daily prompt – candle
Daily prompt – retreat

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