A headache occurs in the nerves,
muscles and blood vessels
surrounding the head.
It is not something happening to the brain.
The brain itself cannot feel pain.
I try to remember that
when I can’t get out of bed.
In those moments when open fields
feel like overcrowded workplace lifts
I tell myself My brain cannot feel pain.

© Carl Burkitt 2020

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