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A Trunk Call, Colombo









We learned to say trunk calls,

long-distance minutes with

the lost boy or uncle in England,


mufflered, sharing a bed

and hot-water bottle with a girl

from Southampton, or Leeds...



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‘A Trunk Call, Colombo’ is included in Capitals, edited by Abhay K. and published by Bloomsbury India. The anthology includes a poem on every capital city in the world.

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