Exploring presence through the past
There was no “when I’m gone” because he always believed he was present. He said he was there. But I didn’t see him. I made sure not to miss his white car drive along our street. I barely moved when he said he was on his way, I believed him. I don’t know what he meant by "soon". So I waited until "soon" came. Was it his 2 hours, 5 hours or next weekend? Each second week "soon" was redefined. Either way, I sat there waiting.