Tuesday, 15 April 2014

"Superficial Diagnosis"

They miss the point


never get to the heart

of what tortures me.

That is not OCD.

The diagnosis

is superficial,

and works for them,

not me.

There are deeper issues,

but they can't see past

my injured hands:

one visible manifestation

of my anguish,

and a reaction to

extreme distress -

in this case, mainly caused by their

so-called "services",


Why can't they see

that they don't help me

when they won't see past

their inadequate label?

When they won't see me -

and must attempt to stretch their label's implications,

to make it mean more than it ever did -

that makes me want

to scream,


explode inside.

Look closer. See my pain in all its

shades and hues - complexities -

and forget

for a moment

about your obsession

with my so-called "OCD".

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