Choking Timeline Poem

12:30

I eat

begin to choke

But still can breathe fine

1:00

Still choking

Can’t really concentrate

1:15

go to puke nonchalantly

1:20

Sit back in my chair

1:23

Tell friend I think i’m choking.

1:30

Go back and puke some more

1:35

Call Lisa

1:40

Feel light headed

1:42

Begin to get nervous

1:43

Begin to calm down

1:54

Get nervous again

2:05

Go outside to break and puke

2:06

Think to myself “hey its really nice outside”

2:07

Remember that I am still choking

2:10

Friends join me

2:11

Tell them I am choking on chicken

2:15

Friends finish cracking jokes about choking the chicken

2:19

Try smoking

Realize that it’s a horrible idea if choking

2:25

Go back to work

Sit down

Type an email to my supervisor

Don’t send it.

2:30

Try and work still choking

2:31

Feel my hands tingle

2:35

Try and work

2:40

send email to supervisor

2:45

Shut down and lock computer

3:00

Catch train after more puking and chasing my hat into oncoming traffic

3:16 realize it would be better to pass out from choking in a doctor’s office, then alone in my apartment.

3:30 arrive at doctors office

Think “I bet these people think I’m homeless….and crazy…”

begin timeline poem

spend a good hour there

Realize I gained ten pounds and I might be a hypochondriac

Totally forget that I was choking
While probably still choking.

5:24 realizing that this poem is boring the shit out of me

Flush.

5:41

Decide if the verb flush is a good way to end this poem

5:43

Vote. Decide. Yes it is.

Flush

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