If I were only half as clever and creative as OCD—
And that stopped me in my tracks,
For what is OCD,
But an expression of me?
It’s as much a result of my brain’s neural networks,
As is the core of my personality;
My experience of OCD has been heavily inclined to the abstract,
Which has also been a theme of my life—
The ability to think in abstract terms,
And to see generalisations;
So, whilst I’m not trying to make any wide generalisatons, here,
I just couldn’t help but notice it, in me,
And in others too,
And I really do feel, within me,
That the source of these different creative expressions,
Really is the same.
Although, I’m not saying for a minute, that OCD is good,
Nor that I’d want to keep it—
For the balance has definitely…
Gone out of control.