If we could trace a thought from brain to mouth,
I wonder what form it would take?
Are the thoughts that get stuck in your throat
bottling your voice
until so much pressure builds up
it pops off and
everything comes gushing out at once?
What if they’re shaped like rare jewels
and are followed by a thief who disconnects the wires so your voice isn’t just held back,
but lost altogether?
Do you build up more walls,
or travel up the staircase
to reconnect the circuit
as many times as it takes?