begin to choke
But still can breathe fine
Can’t really concentrate
go to puke nonchalantly
Sit back in my chair
Tell friend I think i’m choking.
Go back and puke some more
Feel light headed
Begin to get nervous
Begin to calm down
Get nervous again
Go outside to break and puke
Think to myself “hey its really nice outside”
Remember that I am still choking
Friends join me
Tell them I am choking on chicken
Friends finish cracking jokes about choking the chicken
Realize that it’s a horrible idea if choking
Go back to work
Type an email to my supervisor
Don’t send it.
Try and work still choking
Feel my hands tingle
Try and work
send email to supervisor
Shut down and lock computer
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
Decide if the verb flush is a good way to end this poem
Vote. Decide. Yes it is.