Present here and present there
Is there enough of me to go around?
I’m physically present here
Virtually present there
Zooming into a gathering with audio and video
lets me see and hear that
Yes! We are yet alive to see each other’s faces!
With no physial travel, just a press of a single key
We can go in an instatnt, to the places we want to be.
Clothed in formal attire, or Tshirt and jeans,
We can come together just as we are
to be virtually and actually present with one another.
So I ZOOM in with video and join the connection!
I am there to participate and engage in moments of community!
I want to be fully present in the moment!
To actually be there I must be present through
the giving of invisible parts of me
that the video doesn’t show.
Actual presence requires my time and full attention,
and concern for the others I will meet.
ZOOMing is a new reality that makes
virtual and actual presence possible.
It’s good to be together!
To laugh and chat for a while.
However, ZOOMing can’t provide,
the thing I miss the most
the warmth of actual human touch
and comfort of a gentle hug
that goes with the sweet smile.
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Love this– truly captures the gifts and losses of zooming
I like the Zoom written in different font– created great movement in the poem. Also like the way the poem lays visually on the page.