Burning redness, aching flesh
Wake in the middle of the night
No enlightenment from a thermometer
The flashlight holds more might.
Cough drops soothe,
The night is long
Pain meds help,
But they’re not strong
The night is long, the night is long.
The day is long, the day is long, longer than the night.
The worst is the evening,
When day passes into the night
The beast beats its fists with all its might
I feel it pounding on my neck
Its fiery temper raging, every swallow brings a cringe
It leaves me as a restless, helpless wreck.