A conversation is a verbal interchange
of thoughts, ideas, and maybe juicy bits
of gossip, scurrilous or not.
that ‘con’ means ‘with’.
They leave no room for voices other than their own
or topics other than themselves.
The ‘interchange’ is lost:
merely a bagatelle to them,
a misty fantasy to those
condemned to listen.
But think about it
when you shut your mouth for long enough to let your brain engage