Sea air shallows

rain sparkles the morning

night’s deep millibars

throb below brows

yesterday’s air stagnant

around my eyes

presses pocketed mucus

folds swollen

by pollen and dust

within unyielding

bone that shapes the face

it cannot escape

enclosed pressure

capillaries constrict starved

neurons release chemical

pulsars of pain

up dendrites down

generations of sisters

to mother-stem stars

galaxy of neurons

primeval code.

The weather has changed

fall upon us.