This morning I really thought
I might just happen to throw up,
almost did, then swallowed
it back. I was in bed, you see.

Slept badly through last night-
read ghost stories before bed.
And I'm not scared of the dark,
but slept with lights on, just in case.

Tossed and turned for two hours
played the radio for company.
Dozed on and off till five,
then the lights joined me in my nap.

Woke feeling hot and groggy,
sick to the stomach and retching
painfully. I've got work later.

But I want to go back to sleep.