so ocd MAG

January 1, 2015
By unsaidwords SILVER, Cupertino, California
unsaidwords SILVER, Cupertino, California
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you like your flashcards color coded,
hoodie strings perfectly even –
“so ocd.”
i’d roll my eyes
but i’m preoccupied,
can’t breathe.
you brushed against my left side,
laughing in the hallway.
the right is on fire –
skin is ripping with
creeping, crawling, tingling
set the scales even,

The author's comments:

OCD doesn't always mean "I like to keep my room organized" and saying things like that dismisses it as a joke and trivializes a serious mental illness.

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