the screen-glow through my two migraine eyelids
burns as if i were three feet from the sun
can’t think of where this headache came from, but
it’s sharp enough i can get nothing done

i had one on saturday that got bad
another on monday felt even worse
a third for today; now i’m getting mad
— it hurts enough i can hardly converse

if i focus just right i can process
thoughts but …the distraction is not enough
if i sit awake now i will want to
die later. time to take pills and give up

i lay down to sleep: rough pain charges in
my brain’s city-walls have been overcome
i fall asleep soon, the caffeine kicks in
…aspirin shows up to a battle soon won

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