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Dear Presence, Why Are You So Elusive?

Goodbye presence,

Hello distraction.

You're back so soon.

I was hoping you'd give me a break,

so I could spend time with presence.

But no,

You decided to creep in again.


Now that you're here,

I have to ask.

Where am I,

If not here?

When am I,

if not now?

Do you really want my attention that bad?

And presence,

If only you were a little easier grasp.

Or perhaps by trying to grasp I'm missing the point.

sort of like a dog chasing its tail.

What if instead,

I just noticed.

Noticed how my attention is there,

Noticed how my focus is then.

And by simply noticing,

I'm back here,


with you,



Live with substance!

Gabe Orlowitz

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