DPF / Öijer

For a belated day and what we would say to our younger selves if we could, from The Star By My Head. 

from Hold Him There / by Bruno K. Öijer, translated by Malena Mörling and Jonas Ellerström

without thinking
I had phoned my childhood
listened to the dial tone that went through
and when my mom answered
I asked to speak to myself
after a long while
a seven year old boy took the receiver
and his voice pierced my heart