i’ve been many places
in the past several weeks,
traveling for many reasons,
all reasons involving other people.
some folks are quick to divide people
into two groups:
those who like people
and those who don’t like people.
i continue to bump up against
but i no longer spend time and energy
trying to explain that i, too, like people
just in different doses.
defending and explaining is time and energy better devoted
to what my soul must have