The spiritual practice of complimenting earrings

“I love your earrings,”
I say to the clerk at Market Basket –

insert Safeway, Wegmans, Winn-Dixie,
Shop and Save, Trader Joes –

She smiles and we have
a very, very small conversation.

It is not as invasive as
“are you in high school?”
or time-wasting as “how’s your day?”

But it does mean that
I am looking at someone as more
than the upward extension
of the scanner.

I was in an invisible job,
and you noticed me.

Also I really love earrings,
and rings, bracelets, necklaces,
no need to fake it.
And people,
I really love people,

but, an introvert myself,
I understand the need for attention,
like poetry, slant.

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2 Responses to The spiritual practice of complimenting earrings

  1. Titia Bozuwa says:

    That is so true: make people who feel invisible visible again! Thank you for the tip.

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