I have swallowed so many words
If I cough paragraphs may spill from my lungs,
Like blood from the martyrs body.
If I sneeze an essay may grace my tissue,
Like the autograph of an idol.
If I vomit a novel will float in my porcelain sea,
Like a ship with too many sails.
Oh I have swallowed so many words
It is a miracle that when I open my mouth to speak
Nothing comes out.