I took a bite
And choked
The words caught in my throat
Particularly the letters y and k
Sharp dark edges
Of what I wished to say
But syllables and vowels
jumbled down
My esophagous drowning in sizzling sibilance
A cough of ps and qs suffused with subtext
Wrecked my neck with hacking
As I wracked my head
For what I might have said
Instead of what was lacking