You Can Choke On It by Linda Stevenson

You Can Choke On It

having trouble / but it’s nothing
with swallowing / too much food
hard battle / this cage of physical
gathering spittle / for defence
do I explode / onto the street
onto the night street
where people
are having trouble
do I double
back on breathing
swigging milk / imagining
an easy passage / definitive
divided throat / allowing
comfort /overcoming

Linda Stevenson is a poet/painter living in Melbourne Australia. Linda considers her poetry as part of her life; it has been a life-long habit, from childhood through to adolescence, adulthood and now into mature older age. In recent years her poems have been published in literature magazines in Australia, UK, USA and Canada. A chapbook “The Tipping Point” was also published in 2015.

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