Meaningful Interactions

Once upon a time

when I ran into friends

and acquaintances,

who asked

what I was up to,

I would reel off

a litany of activities.


I have begun to reply,

“I am practicing

not multitasking.”

Saying these words

out loud


my intentions

and seems to give

my questioners


I also pause


asking friends

the reflexive

¬†“what have you been up to”


Instead of exchanging lists,

a conversation

might take place.

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