Poem: Try Spitting by Sharon Taylor

TRY SPITTING NEXT TIME

To be
Trivialized
Minimized
Marginalized
By psychiatric labels
You need to
Have honesty

Stand up
And
Take a stand
For what you believe in
Slap:
You’re out of touch
With reality

Speak your mind
Slap:
You’re psychotic

Assert yourself
Slap:
You’re resistant to treatment

You’re angry
Slap:
You’re showing
Signs of hostility

You’re happy
Slap:
Get real
You’re Manic

Oh yeah
Thanks for the
Slap in the face
For the $3.00
A month
Increase on the
Comforts fund

Get real
Try spitting
Next time

by Sharon Taylor, from her book, Deep System

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