Throb, throb, throb.
I wake up to the familiar beat of a headache
I can see with this one,
But the pain and throbbing shoots up the back of my head.
The muscles in my neck and shoulders
Are tight and sore.
I didn’t sleep much last night.
I start my morning with a couple of Tylenol
Then the stretching exercises for my neck and shoulders
A little caffeine and some breakfast.
Then I sit down quietly for awhile to let everything start to work…
Until the throbbing stops.
Soon, relief comes.
Sometimes, it comes before the shower, others it is after. stop
I’m dressed now. The bed is made.
My face is put on. I’m ready to face the day.