Running On Empty

Last night,
my head pounded.
It felt like nails were being
carefully hammered
into my brain.

I had to fight many battles
just to close my eyes
for a few minutes.

When the night was over
and the light sneaked in,
my head started drumming
to a new beat.

I did not sleep a wink
last night
for my troubled mind
was overbooked
and overworked.