Headache
Pounding, beating
Brain waves,
Hit hard skull calcium.
Crippling pain,
Doubled over.
Zooming through passages
Blood flowing,
In and out of arteries and veins.

Pounding.
Thump-thump,
Thump-thump,
Hollow thoughts,
Single-minded:
'stop the pain
destroy the mental anguish,
that tears apart,
distracts . . .'

hurts
scalding fireflies,
hitting your forehead, temples
unavoidable pain.