nothing will help.
not gagging which i can’t help but do.
tears are streaming down my face.
i am coughing instead of choking to death.
tickle in your throat?
this is something much much worse.
i’m too embarrassed to go to the store and try to buy cough syrup for fear that someone will ask if i’m okay and i won’t even be able to choke out ‘yes…sort of’