Presently he appeared before her, presentless
Showing, in her prescence, a lack of prescience
Which he presented to her as the present,
Since the past is tenseless, the future tense.
He could pursue the ghost of things present
Or, at Christmas, find the mass of Christ;
This would not be in ounces but in grammes,
Since metric is more meticulous than most.
There is not an artefact so artless
That its wit could harness virtue
To his simple yearning brief.,
Since brevity, in the present, holds past and future.
That well-remembered partners' past
Whose parts are participled to the future,
This is her present to him and his to her
Since they are part and parcel of each other.