I love how he's unequivocal; "I can't talk now."
or he can
explicitly setting out boundary of time free
and sticks to it.
that's straightforward, workable.
(frustrating is: others, who, when I ask if they are free to visit,
lie, throw over other plans and people,
pretend, mhhm-mhmm, to listen but aren't present
or hand-heart-twist profuse apologizationing.)
John's habit speaks to a faith in futures;
not fretting as if I'm a one-shot opportunity.
succinct as need, single-tasking, calms.