Non-Verbally Communicative

For years we responded to
Thank you
With a gracious,
You’re welcome.
But now,
No problem
Has crept in…
Thank you,
No problem.
And sometimes, monosyllabically,
The last verbal stop,
Before responding to thanks
With a nod.
Even thank you at times
Is a finger point…
A gesture of thanks,
Answered mutely
By a nod.