OCD.

Tick, Tock.

Look at the clock.

Wait seven seconds.

Look at the clock.

Wait seven seconds.

Look at the clock.

Wait seven seconds.

Look at the

Wait---

 

Tip, Tap.

Each finger raps the desk.

Once then twice then thrice.

Each finger raps the desk.

Once then twice then thrice.

Each finger raps the desk.

Once then twice then thrice.

Each finger

Once---

 

I counted my steps

thinking if I didn’t my

days would be counted.

 

I tapped away to

the beat that my brain

played on repeat.

 

Now, I refuse to let the

sickening behemoth control

my thoughts.

my brain.

my life.

 

It’s over, OCD.

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