Here is a standard paragrap that is statically positioned -- no funny stuff here!
Here is a standard paragraph containing regular text, but this paragraph is relatively positioned. The paragraph in turn contains an EM element that is converted, by the associatd CSS rule, into an absolutely positioned block-level element, positioned to lie outside the paragraph, and to the left. Never trust a Wookie!!
Finally, here is another standard paragraph, statically positioned -- no funny stuff here either!