OCD

Lead paint is on my windows.

Asbestos is in my walls.

I fear this house will kill me.

My home is my enemy.

*

Asbestos is in my walls.

Are there toxic particles in the air?

My home is my enemy.

I do not think that I am safe here.

*

There are toxic particles in the air.

Are those paint chips on the floor?

I know that I am not safe here.

There is lead dust everywhere.

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There are paint chips on the floor.

Is everything contaminated?

There is lead dust everywhere.

I must wipe it all away.

*

Everything is contaminated.

Lead paint is falling from my windows.

I can’t wipe it all away.

I know this house will kill me.

3 thoughts on “OCD

    • Thank you! I really appreciate your reading my poem and commenting on it. I thought the pantoum structure would work well for a poem about OCD-the lines keep popping back up and repeating themselves… kind of like OCD thoughts.

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