Shoved Aside

An arm length of gap,
the distance only widening.
A worn outstreched hand,
depression slowly expanding.

Chasing the unwilling,
causing friendships to sway.
Catching up with life's pace,
just watching them slip away.

Loneliness begins to engluf,
bitterness that quickly consumates.
Emptiness that builds too fast,
the feel of failing to help a mate.