I wish I could throw

all I care about in a coffee cup,

stir in some sugar to make it sweeter,

and drink it down.

It’s exhausting

to have bitten fingernails

over the battle between my words

and my windpipe.

My voice rings

with permanence

and I can’t unsay.

Kirsten Magas is a fourth-year English major with minors in creative writing and journalism. KM867219@wcupa.edu.

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