With Past’s glue-like demeanor
drying on skin, begging to be peeled off,
Indifference comes to the rescue
and demonstrates the Future’s tempo.
Indifference is cold, polite, even-tempered
and the Past’s anger is reddened,
immediately blotted out like ink spilt
on a pristine white floor.
Indifference and the Future have less
to squabble about; the Past has too
much at stake to merely mutely accept
this concise and neatly packaged outcome.
The Future is bright, open, and flexible,
though often crowed by Past’s memory.
Indifference is able to put up secure and homely
picket fences that enable cordial conversation.