i read somewhere-or maybe i saw it in a movie-how people who lose a leg or an arm can still feel the missing limb sometimes. they’ll get this impossible itch on a foot that isn’t there anymore, or they’ll feel an ache where there’s nothing left to ache. they call it a phantom limb, because of the ghost pains it still sends back to the brain. that’s what ______ is like for me now-my phantom girlfriend. gone but still aching.
- Graham McNamee