How do I rationally explain
the sensations I feel
where my arm used to be?

I have no chronic pain to speak of
or crawling or pinpricks
as others often do.

Instead I feel the frightened shudders
the chest rumble of screams
knuckle sting of knocking

As my phantom limb travels about
to be the icy fingers
the triple rap on wall.

How do I explain the souvenirs
clumps of hair and fabric
I find upon waking?