An absent prescence

Absent presence: The discernible influence of a particular individual on some social or textual practice even when they are not present (especially when they are no longer alive), e.g. in film, when one discerns the absent presence of Hitchcock in the style of a contemporary thriller – Oxford Reference

I know you’re here

You’re the breath in the trees

The warmth in the sun

You’re the pink in the sky

When day is done

You’re the laugh in the breeze

The sigh of the night

When the clouds hide the moon

And the stars are so bright

You’re the green in the grass

the earth under my shoes

My foundation for building

A life without you.

You’re gone but you’re here,

I’m alone but with you

it’s strangely familiar,

but shockingly new.

I know you’re here


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