I tend to zone out a lot. I have decided to write a poem everytime I catch myself zoning out. But this is hard. I tend to zone out in any random place, which makes it hard for me to just plop down and write poetry. If I zone out at work, I’ll write down a poem idea on my hand. If it is at school, I write the poem. If I am with friends I try to make a mental note, though I usually forget these. Zoning out has become such an intense thing for me, that if i am in the right setting i could lose hours of my day and not even know why. It has been hard with this and I am seeing a doctor soon but I will soon get through this.
I used to zone out a lot. I would always tell myself I would write a poem every time I did to help me document what I felt, but this never really happened. I have a book of poems I have written after zoning out, this is true. But, the frequency of my short trips became too large for me to constantly be documenting them. I no longer lose time, but it is nice to look back and realize how much better I have gotten. Reading about trips through space from the comfort of my desk, Lovecraftian horrors I had just begun reading about. It is intense to read, but brings me joy.