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Dead Phone Line ​

Anitha Devi Pillai

Did I tell you

that I had watched

the phone

sit silent?

Neither of us moved.


Sometimes I played 


trying to scare her.

But I failed.

She didn't move. 


I wish she was dead.

Why else were there

no calls from you?


I haven't moved.

First published in The Pangolin Review, 2018

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