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Putting Our Heads Together
Poetry Contest, 2011
 

All poems entered can be found HERE.

 

 

 

Headache
by Kathryn Burkett

Untouchable spider webs
of colored light threading
through my head,

My brain, the spider that spins
flashes of electric blue, purple,
blood vessel red—-glowing neon
networks flickering. I pull

My eyes shut, but those
glowing rainbow ghosts
remain inside my skull,
throbbing orb of pain,
nausea rising like a tsunami.

Every utterance amplified,
even the sounds of sloshing saliva
squeal and screech,
Eustachian tubes seize

Bombarded by blizzards
of light and sound, pain
throbbing like a living thing,

Taking root in the tender soil
inside my skull,
like an evil, thorny plant,
vines twisting in my brain.

Desperate fingers grope for
solid colored circles,
gulp down with water.

Head hits the pillow,
sinks into the relentless
jackhammer rhythm of
pain, pain, pain
pain, pain, pain
Blackout.

© Kathryn Burkett, 2011
 


 

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