A letter to my ex-husband who phoned me out of the blue
The letter you always wanted to write
You phoned today. It had been a long time since we spoke, about three years. There was a message to deliver. I waited, but there was only silence. I felt your surprise; you expected me to talk but I didn’t. I don’t like silences on the phone and you know that. You expected me to chatter, to laugh nervously or to ask you why you had phoned; it is both a comfort and a failing. But I remained silent. You thought I was angry. My silence was out of character.
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