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OCD Poetry

Everything Becomes Blinding by Coleman Bomar

A string
Between three falling
Anchors
Is the day unmedicated.

Hours tick deeper
Ticking into night’s submergence of stars
Becoming a plastic bag
Around my child head
An utter terror of
Tomorrow’s triggered
Sky fall: cement
The busy blood
The clock of walking people
Walking too fast.

I flip the light switch
Eleven times before bed
Every night or else.

Coleman Bomar is a writer  who currently resides in Middle Tennessee. His works have been featured by and/or are forthcoming in Drunk Monkeys, Plum Tree Tavern, Prometheus Dreaming, SOFTBLOW, Eunoia Review, Beyond Words, Bewildering Stories, Isacoustic, Moonpark Review, Maudlin House, Star 82 Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Cathexis Northwest, Nine Muses Poetry and more. 

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OCD Poetry

Eggwhites by Nathan Dennis

Isk isk isk isk rattle that whisk

        My mom says use the hand mixer

Isk isk isk isk isk isk isk isk 

        But I stiffen my peaks by hand.

Eggwhites, four is a good number

        To beat eggwhites in isks of eight,

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

        To unfold the proteins of thought

Is six, find two more, bowl and whisk

        To make meringues less intrusive:

Whisk count isk four isk isk to eight

        To bury eight custardy fears.

Isk repeat return to eight isk

        To hold, to eat, to own, to weep…

Isk isk isk isk isk isk isk isk 

The meringue weeps. It always weeps.

Nathan Dennis is a playwright and poet of Floridian extraction. He is the Vintner-in-Chief of Wine Cellar Press, a poetry press dedicated to free and formal verse in equal measure. He is a graduate of NYU Tisch Department of Dramatic Writing. His work has appeared in Anti-Heroin Chic, The Cabinet of Heed, Neologism Review, Crepe & Penn, Rat’s Ass Review, and Unscooped Bagel. His most recent play, Circle of Shit, was produced at Dixon Place in March, 2019.

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OCD Poetry

O see the O Seeds Thee by Omer Wissman

Five is doom three a cure-all

Binging to obesity Charmed

Hate-watching Party of Five

And loving The Wire’s S1E5

Where in the dealers’ pager code

Five equaled zero and zero five

Coalesced into endless protecting

By numbers my 3 beloved nieces

As in always taking three pills

Of overdosage OCD medication

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Omer Wissman, 36, multidisciplinary artist. Currently living on social security due to schizotypal disorder, drug resistant depression, and severe OCD.