gasp

 

i have so much to say

yet my throat cramps

my vocal chords seize

choking back the words

before they can escape

i try to force a smile

to hide my obvious discomfort

take a deep breath and try again

but when i open my mouth to speak

my teeth fall out instead of words

i don’t know what that means

except thatย now

my biteย and my bark

are ineffective

~Melanie Thomason

 

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  1. So happy to see this fabulous poem! And it is fabulous. โค

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