phantom limb…

reflections of yesterday

bapa dola’s student asked
why an old man continued
to feel pain
and
try to reach
with an arm
he’d lost years ago
bapa dola said
removing a limb
does not erase its memory
nor does your mind forget
sensations of joy and pain
just as one can never
truly forget the deepest of loves
just because death
has taken that love away

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