for all the things you said but didn’t mean
for all the things you didn’t do but meant to.
A diagnosis walks into your life
with an air of finality.
But just because
it came from a sterile room reeking of spirit and authority,
A header boasting jumbled alphabets in uppercase,
doesn’t mean you can’t use it
as nothing more than a writing prompt.
For what is it, if not a set of words on a piece of paper?