Phantom



Her left shoulder hurts, but it is hard to say where. It is not in the muscle; it can’t be massaged away or reached by over-the-counter painkillers. Nothing seems broken or torn. It is just a dull pain that will not go away. She can’t find a good position to sleep in. No matter what she does, she is tense. It just will not let up. And why the left shoulder? It does not make sense. All she knows is that it started around the time he said,

“I can’t feel that you love me anymore.”