My Writing, Poetry

Ticks and Clicks

Did I write a poem about a headache? Yes. Yes, I did. I was feeling so uncomfortable, that I even managed to write it all down at the worst part of the headache. I’d say it was worth it. Enjoy!


Ticks and Clicks

Minutes tick,

click, like bugs’ legs,

scuttling, needling, crawling

across crusty tabletops.

A woman presses

her thumb into

the crease of my forehead,

digs her nail into the skin

right above my eyes.

My head is full of fuzz

and tears

that I don’t feel;

they leak

out of one eye,

an irritated red

as ticking clicks

like bugs’ legs

in my head.


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