Not a difference make.
The closest drift away
To a distance measureless.
The innocence and the unconcern
Turn to ingenuity and needless
Involvement and snide remarks.
One hardly realizes just how far
The effect goes, the pain it brings.
So the breach widens, the chasm
Ever so gaping, the dear drift away.
Patience and tolerance the virtues
Of yore dawn only later, much later.
A poem by Jaya Lakshmi Rao V.