Relationship Potential

Standing shirtless at the curb,

checking messages on his cell.

February, but he’s not disturbed–

a springlike break from wintry hell.


He slides the phone into his jeans,

pulls the dumpster around back,

wobbly wheels making a racket.

Not over-muscled or too lean,


just appealingly ordinary:

old-school tats, nothing crazy,

dark hair and beard, eyes look hazel;

probably the kind you’d eventually marry.


Copyright 2014

T. Allen Culpepper

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