Poetry Project 2017: Day 126

Pleasantness.
Unpleasantness.
Arousal.
Calm.

That's all our brains understand.
Any other emotion
is our own interpretation
based on social constructs.
 
So what is this "loneliness"?
What is this "empathy"?
What is this "yearning"?
What is this "love"?

Just feelings on the spectrum of:
pleasant, unpleasant,
arousal and 
calm.

At first this seems ridiculous.
Then it seems hopeful because if all these hard emotions
are just constructed, then 
I don't have to be a slave to them.

I can be free.
Free to be myself,
not ruled by emotional states 
other than:

pleasantness, unpleasantness, arousal and calm.

 

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