Brain Pain

Happy birthday
headache
you are ten hours old
and quite happy
to punch my brain
repeatedly in its face

Perhaps you could stop now
and let me
get some sleep

Or you could get worse
and make it so that
my own typing
sounds far too loud

That would
be awesome too

Paradox

Must do work
but have bad headache
must do work
but have bad headache
must do work
but have bad headache
must stop mentioning bad headache
and just do work
must avoid repetitive
poetry structure
must turn off lights
and hide under covers
must find water
to alleviate dehydration
must do work
but have bad headache
must complain about everything
any get nothing done anyway

Friday Headache

Well
that’s not right
waking up with a headache
on a Friday

I vigorously protest
and may spend a bit of time sulking
futilely
in this corner

I don’t like this corner
there’s a spider here
and it reminds me that I just had a dream
about millions of baby spiders everywhere

Spider dreams are the worst
and probably cause headaches
so I’ll go stand in the shower
until my skin stops crawling