97. Phantom Colon

The colon stump has been messaging the brain.  It thinks there is still a connection with the digestive system, and it believes it has work to do.  But it’s just a wee stump.  No job.  Retired. Maybe a little gas escapes that way, just for old time’s sake.  But the ostomy has taken over.  

If I lost a toe, I might perceive the toe.  Similarly, the absent colon is calling from beyond.

There is “organ” music, and I hear “The phantom of the colon is there, inside my mind.”