Upon awakening today I noticed you,
a dull ache over my right eye.
Why have you come?
Why, on such a beautiful day, are you bothering me?
There were no answers.
I didn’t expect any.
Just your presence was enough to make
yourself known; you did not need to provide explanations.
Coffee will cure it, this dull ache in my head – the low intensity
throb, throb, throbbing that makes it hard to concentrate or see.
My thinking was in err. Two cups of tea and two cups of coffee made
no difference to you, still sitting above my right eye. Obviously,
it is where you plan to stay until I close my eyes for a while –
attempting to shut you out.
But, when I shut you out, I shut out the sun. The bright light signaling spring is
here! Her arrival is what I’ve been waiting for – not yours. But, if I banish you now,
might see the springtime sun later today, for the light is now with us a while longer.
So, into the darkened room I go with my comfort of tea and warmth of a heavy blanket
closing you out, smothering the dull ache above my right eye. I hope for relief to come
soon. Yes, come soon, relief!
Soon enough, while I can still appreciate the gloriousness of this bright day!