With But Not With

she says,
not taking her eyes off her phone,
did you see the story about
the python that ate another python?

Although he would normally
love any story about a python,
at first he doesn’t respond,
because he’s watching a video
of someone singing in Italian to a herd of cows.

After a minute,
during which 4 megabytes of data
have streamed,
enough to contain the word “distance”
524,288 times,
he looks
at her
and says no.