Illustration for Nebraska Writers Collective's annual fundraiser letter, November 2017.

Based on the poem, Choke, by Rebecca Snowden.

My mind has become a raven
circling around the piles of shiny words
found at the base of my throat
trying to force all of them up at once
in some form of order,
tripping up my own tongue,
I should probably take a breath,
but there's so much that needs to be said.