The flirt

male
female
matters not

this is neither sexual nor gendered

he sees the divine and calls it forth
with eye contact
or a tip
a friendly smile
a casual gesture

the invocation that rolls off his tongue
is music to the ears

the recipient: caught off guard and delighted
to be included in the beauty he pronounces

it is production
performative

the average joe is sanctified under his gaze

It is grace.

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3 thoughts on “The flirt

  1. inspired by a man at church (one very dear to my heart) who makes everyone he meets feel special.

  2. I am reminded of Theresa of Avila’s “Christ has no body”. Particularly the line: “Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on this world.”

  3. I want to learn to love people this way.

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