MY NAME IS: OCD
walk it wrong and they will die,
wait until it's safe to cry.
draw the crimson from your arm,
maybe they'll stay safe from harm.
MY NAME IS: HOMELESSNESS
patience find and patience keep,
shiver as the cold bites deep.
empty gut for company;
come hate the sight and smell of me!
MY NAME IS: DRUG ABUSE
have a baby, have a smoke
change a nappy, shoot some dope
with child again, and just sixteen.
one father ran, the other's mean
MY NAME IS: SUICIDE
balance on your tippy toes,
steady by the water goes.
empty space stretch wide and deep;
hit the bottom, go to sleep
MY NAME IS: STIGMA
clench your teeth, swallow the words.
keep us quiet, hide us well.
nod while they fake ignorance,
don't ask for help, don't ever tell.