The Power of Labels

They tell me
I need help,
and I seek

They diagnose
and I admit

They say that
I'm obsessive,
and I start to obsess
about my obsessions.

They suggest that
I'm borderline,
and I take
to cutting.

When they pronounce that
I'm cured,
I will begin
to recover.

Richard Jordan

If you've any comments on this poem, Richard Jordan would be pleased to hear from you.

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