Migraine

down for the count
up for the bill
water, more water
swallow a pill

head full of broken
shut your damn lips
type in my logon
man this pain rips

check my to do list
throttle a yell
keep the damn light off
Lord, i'm in hell

responsibility
headache is killing me
punch out this deadline
now make a b-line

sunlight and dizziness
throbbing and sleepless
poetry rounding
forehead pounding

oh for a temperate dark quiet room
to wrap me in stasis, a comforting tomb.



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It lulls me and coos.  It strokes my heartbeat and calms my go.  It turns off messy noise and folds in the sound of the air vent and the distant airplane to whip up a symphonic lullaby.  This is the lingering sleepiness after I wake up that tries to suck me back in and miss the day, or at least the morning.

Like a forgotten lover, my shrugged off sleep whispers me longingly to touch it again.  “Don’t leave me,” it says as I try to move on.  “Come back to me,” desperately singing it’s song.  And after I stand and reach for my next, it bitters up and acts spurned.  That’s when it sends in its cousin to protect its honor; so fatigue wracks my shoulders.  My back needs a stretch and my joints feel so old.

Coffee.  You new and wonderful fling.  I want you to be my trophy-wife now.

English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto...

English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto: Taso de kafo. Français : Photo d’une tasse de caffé Español: Taza de café (Photo credit: Wikipedia)