A Series of Unfortunate Events

I listen
with the intention
of responding.

I nod
even when
I don’t know
what you are saying;
Just shaking my head in agreement.

I’ll look away
when I’m no longer interested.
A sure sign of boredom.

I’ll speak if I think
it’s a requirement.
Though I prefer texting.

I take
a lot of things, personally.
Unintentionally.
It keeps me on my toes.

My mind like yours is
fixed on my phone.
It’s so disturbing.
The digital age beats in-person.