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 

Peek-a-boo

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