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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
fire.
set the scales even,
please.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Armadeus_Zoolitzer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 5, 2015 at 12:01 am
I'm a fan of the whole bringing-awareness-to-mental-illness thing. It's a cause worth writing for. And this is really well written.
 
fireandrain This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 4, 2015 at 7:28 pm
I love this poem. I wrote a similar one about trichotillomania, anyways this is a really good poem and I empathize with it.
 
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