Seasonal allergies would be a relief--then I wouldn't hurt all year long.
I've never been tested for allergens, so I have no idea what I'm allergic to--but I have a sneaking suspicion that if I was tested, I'd come up positive for dust and old books. Dude, I work in a library.
My face is a mask of intense pressure whirling in a mad cycle; cheekbones, teeth, temples, ears, over and over again. The way I keep pressing on my face with my hands probably makes me look like the horrified protagonist in a gothic novel: "Oh, why must I be continually tortured like this?"
And now a haiku, entitled:
"Upon Taking Claritin-D and Excedrin"
my fingers hum with caffeine
--thank you and good night.