Some of my best friends

Don’t look and you won’t see.
how mental illness is affecting me
and mostly we never do unless of
course it’s you
and you
and you
and who knew how many were sick?

it’s him and not the wrapper or
her and what’s inside her
that we should care about,
but we hardly see and never will
until we
and we and me and you
break through the taboo.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.