A contradictory greeting 

“I’m not flirting, but”
I’m cleaning mud off tables left by
Customers too tired to care
Your introduction doesn’t bode well
“…you’re very beautiful.”
There it is
What you interrupted me for
Embarrassed by a stranger’s brazenness
But delighted,
I say “thank you.”
And we move on
It is enough to call something beautiful that is
And to receive