… out of mind because I find
that this exploration of meaning
takes my soul on most meditative ride,
I see and feel the thoughts
…. — and in their concreteness
a la sentences, phrasings, poetry lines…)
but I also feel love for life,
and as though the actual thought process
releases serotonin, dopamine, and especially oxytocin;
it’s as though I’m “in the zone”
or, as Christopher Bergland puts it,
“a state of superfluidity.” (5)
“IT,” (6) to use phrasing from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road
from which ….
THE DIARY OF SEAN O'CONNOR
This made me think of how us writers can be so consumed by our craft that we forget to “live” life. To actually go out and live life beyond the words on paper. But deep inside we may convince ourselves that it will always be a balance between wanting to experience life and wanting to translate it onto page.
But I loved reading this free-verse poem in general. So many good depictions and metaphors of human greed, and the condition of people “thinking” for others. The irony of life. I really enjoyed reading this, Sean. You should definitely continue it sometime.