Who Listens?

Two of faint acquaintance,
Polite, but impatient,
As if they’d miss the last train home.
Hey, how are you?
Good, real good.
You good?
Pneumonia last week,
Nearly died…
Well, good, that’s good.
Your wife good, too?
She died last week.
My, oh my…
What can you do?
Well, OK then,
Nice seeing you.