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    Landline

    A distant relic of time..
    The now romantic-seeming, domestic landline.
    With your parents' Filofax of contacts to its side,
    in a place of household pride.
    Contacts acquired throughout one's 20th Century prime,
    home numbers inked on every line...
    Sometimes lines crossed through,
    updated at a later stage -
    always a little room left for
    new landlines
    on every page.
    How it rang throughout the house,
    how you ran throughout the house -
    how it clicked when you picked up,
    or clacked when downed
    to make it stop.
    How you twirled the curly cord,
    when talking if engrossed
    - or bored -
    and how clear
    and close
    each caller seemed
    elaborating what they'd mean..
    Now the days for landline use,
    are past us all and seem obtuse
    - and you need no longer schedule
    and wait
    by the landline
    at set date.
    Few boast a charming 'telephone' -
    in quirky colours
    in their home,
    and maybe, never will again
    as the landline
    is a foregone trend.

    Copyright Yafeu-Khamisi Rodway-Brown

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    I liked it. Nostalgia. Thank you.
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