Poetry in Motion

When Sharon Eyal first encountered Neil Hilborn’s poem “OCD,” she felt she had stumbled upon a soul mate in the author. In the poem, which is presented in a type of slam session, Hilborn describes love through the eyes of one who suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder. He describes the incessant hand washing, the turning on and off of lights and the relentless need for perfection that at first riled his partner and ultimately alienated her. “At night she’d lie in bed and w atch me turn all the lights off. And on and off and on and off and on and off…” writes Hilborn. “Usually, when I obsess over things, I see germs sneaking into my skin. I see myself crushed by an endless succession of cars… And she was the first beautiful thing I ever got stuck on.”

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Poetry-in-Motion-428718

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