Migraine (a poem)

I noticed a headache developing yesterday while writing my Lament for the Dead poem. Around 5:30 p.m., I finally realized that it was probably a migraine…

My head is pulsing to the beat
affected by the sound
When I close my eyes
I can feel it
I lay my head back
on the pillow
and wait to explode
so I can go to sleep

(20 June 2015—posted June 21)