Can’t you see this book in my hand? I’m reading. Please go away.
But I smile and nod and hold to pause to think of a friendly thing to say.
I’m not interested in your useless words. You’ve got nothing for me. Go!
Aloud I tell you you’re cool or hot or whatever you’d like to know.
I think nothing of your petty words your flirts or jives or banter.
Just jot it down and step away and leave me to this chapter.