Sunday, January 9, 2011

Poem of the Week #158

To Those Who Stand Too Close
(for MK)

There is a physical law
that governs the proper distance
a man should stand when talking

to a woman. Don’t get in her face, okay?
She can hear you without your chin
so close to her nose. Proximity

of eyeballs is not required to be understood.
You personal space invaders
should take a giant step back.

She will be more inclined to listen
if you acknowledge where your space ends
and hers begins.

Lisa Vihos

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