Should I Take Three? Hoarding in The Time of COVID-19.

I wrote this poem at the beginning of the isolation, when toilet paper was incredibly scarce, and the panic was at one of its highest peaks.
“Hoarding is a disorder that may be present on its own or as a symptom of another disorder. Those most often associated with hoarding are obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and depression.” (source:
But those who don’t live with this disorder are also to be looked upon with sympathy, as we all try our best to get what we need to keep our families safe.

Ultimately, it comes down to sharing, caring and using only what you need; a philosophy that’s as much applicable to consumerism as it is to ecology.

Should I Take Three?
March 26, 2020

Not in this economy.
If we’ve forgotten how to share, have we forgotten how to care?
Hashtag #hashtag.
Customer limits limit our limits, confine us further in a [distressing] place of uncertainty…
Where the heavy door closes slowly, and we watch it when we know that we should look away.
But I can’t because the vulgar contagion has gotten inside of me.
Buy three – one for you and two for me.
Buy three – two for you and one for me.
Buy three – all for me.
Pics on the Insta: Hey, look at me!
Self-preservation is viciously gorgeous in times of trouble.





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Leanne M