Pune, Maharashtra, India
I am constantly bringing things up," I tell my doctor.
"This sounds like heartburn," she says. "The symptoms can be a burning sensation rising in your throat; it can make you sit up at 3 am, maybe with a bout of coughing. Some experience the urge to throw up, with pain and nausea."
I squirm in my plastic chair. "Yes, those are exactly my symptoms."
I pay her hefty fee, take the prescription and walk home . . . I don't tell her it has to do with my battle with words. How can I?
from wet earth the rise
of coffee blossom