I was real
nervous talking
on the phone

the pretty neighbor
came out
and I stared at her behind
to calm down

I’d like to introduce
myself to her
but I’m really anxious about it
I’d have to do it
from behind

Image Credit:Lauren Richmond

Daniel J. Flore III’s poems have appeared in many publications.  His fifth poetry book, WRITTEN IN THE DUST ON THE CEILING FAN, can be found here.