Der Kerzenhalter

“I like this” she says, lifting the black candlestick from the mantelpiece.

“Thanks. I bought it in a little fleamarket in Berlin. It’s nicely turned and it’s beautiful wood, Ebony I believe”.

“It’s cute, but looks so lonely standing there on its own. It’s a shame it isn’t part of a pair”.

“Oh he is”. I tell her. “His brother sits in the room of a girl in Prenzlauer Berg. They don’t talk anymore, but I hope that one day they’ll be together again”.

Matt Evans