Wednesday, March 22, 2017

2017 Day 22: Rude awakening

Soundly asleep, in need of even more
A dull ache pushes and pulls
Like a heavy wave begging to stay in the deep ocean
Being stretched thin toward shore against its will

It crawls up my neck
Deposits itself in the back of my skull
Unchanged as I roll my head, readjust pillows
Growing heavier and more insistent

The alarm goes off and is silenced quickly
Set again for twenty minutes
Thinking sleep, sleep must be the answer
There are no other reasons to have this pain

I cannot ignore the next alarm
This day must begin
Chores and coffee, reading and writing
Vigorous exercise replaced by gentle stretching

The ache has ebbed
Leaving traces behind my eyes
Like the heavy seaweed at the tide's edges
Reminder that the waves can return.

1 comment:

  1. Great images. Hope you are feeling better and that any returning waves are gentle.