You don’t appreciate a radiant, sunny day
when you’ve got a migraine.
Turn the goddamn sun down!
Bright, saturated colors hurt my eyes,
make my head throb and my stomach swim.
I turn my head, close my eyes,
look like I’ve eaten something sour.
Bury my head under a blanket.
That’s too hot, and I can’t breathe.
Feel acid rising in my throat,
please don’t barf, please don’t barf.
It doesn’t help to vomit.
It only makes your eyeballs throb more.
Sleep it off. It’s all you can do.
Wake to a glorious lack of pain.
Feel incandescent and reborn.