I still want to meet
I try so often.
At coffee shops.
At book stores.
I was at a Books-a-Million Bookstore
when a lady who was
looking at the same authors’ books
asked “Have you read his books?”
Yes, I’d said, may I buy you a coffee?
I still have met ladies
even while being so shy.
Yes, I was so shy
I used to call girls on the phone
and hang up before
(She really would not want to talk with me would she)?
I got older and forced myself to overcome
shyness (I never did)
but I took my chances meeting ladies
knowing they might look at me
and walk away.
I became more at ease
and sometimes I was lucky enough
to have a lady join me
for a delightful dinner
then we would spend the evening together.
And sometimes to become
a long and loving relationship.