Sometimes
the first thing I notice
is how I’ve started to
clench my jaw
or slow my breath
and then I know
to pause and ask
where is the pain

written 7-13-09

Today is another headache day–probably part weather changes, part whatever else. It’s currently trying to move from nuisance to mild on my personal pain scale. Some rest, some medications, some dark and quiet, and I’m hopeful it’ll either diminish or disappear. In the meantime, I’ll be taking deep breaths and trying not to clench my jaw.

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