cough

at night it comes
steals sleep from me
and wracks my body’s
weary bones
and every cough
brings stabs of pain
in muscles strained
by repetition
’til here I sit
in break from work
head throbbing
back twinging
day-dreaming of my bed
and wishing
to float away
on peaceful clouds
and rest a while
regain my strength
and try again
tomorrow

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5 Replies to “cough”

  1. beautifully put 🙂 One can see the pain and frustration in the words.

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