Absence in body, presence in mind,
Allows us to be human for all time;
Spending time being with another,
Whilst they are not wholly present,
Is the human condition that lives on.
Beyond time and space ever present
The bringing into thought of another,
In the moment of reflection and love,
Holds us beyond an existent realm.
Making time for the timelessness
Holds a soothing and peacefulness
Reached for by many in their feverness.
You asked me once how I have time?
A simple question honestly asked,
Had my essence alighted in wonder.
Time present, time past and time future
All exist in the moment, if you seek it.
Finding that place where time halts,
Where Peace and disquiet co-exist in strife,
Allows a space where self is found,
Clearly visible through others absence.
David Scanlon – England – (1963 - )
Scanlon. D (2018) Poetry for Business : Continuing Conversations. The Foolish Poet Press, Wilmslow, England. ABSENCE IN BODY: PRESENCE IN MIND. Page Number 1.