She firmly put the cake back in the tin.

She firmly put the cake back in the tin.
She could see he thought he had been cheated
but she never knew by what and suspected he
didn’t know either, just wallowed in it,
unquestioning, cheated, cheated,
meaning all he wasn’t,
never had been, never had the prospect of being,
but that didn’t mean he didn’t have standards.
He knew what he wanted, seeing it all out there.
Seeing others have it, all of it he didn’t have.
He could never live a happy life, seeing so much.