Yawning is a symptom of adderall,
a strange side effect for a stimulant
to be sure, but then, so is staring at a wall
in thoughts unresolved and inapparent
that lure one playfully into thinking,
the way the Cheshire cat entreats Alice
and, having made her curiouser,
disappears his limbs, leaving a puzzle
and catenary grin even more puzzling.
It does not make someone “focus” so much
as it makes them inclined to be focused,
flooding catecholamine receptors,
masquerading as epinephrine, dopamine.
Euphoria is the absence of distractions,
the state of readiness, and readiness is all,
but being unaccustomed to happiness,
or overdosing on it, one forgoes thinking
for feeling itself, and stares at a wall.