Attention Students by Matthew Milia

Can you hear me mutter
Your social security number
As I clean my apartment manically?

I text myself to make sure
The world didn't turn to vapor
While you might've been trying to contact me

So I'll spend a mild winter
Having reconciled the dorm room printer
That duplicates your sick smile endlessly

They say your past was checkered
But with every dental record
I couldn't find a single cavity

And the night you wrestled me to the ground
It just felt nice to feel your touch
I'd rather hear the deafening sound
Than the silence of your absent clutch

So I brought you down to my world
With mention of how it once was
Attention students
Blaring in my ear

Will the man who she marries
Still be there in two Januaries?
I can't say
But either way, the snow falls

I should do myself a favor
And curb this young behavior
Before my tongue slips into
Foreign phone calls

Another heartbroken sighting
Of your grade school name
In your mom's handwriting
The slow decay sure get its way
Now doesn't it?

So as you update your status
Prostrate on the mattress
But your word choice
Was in a stolen voice
Now wasn't it?

And the night you wrestled me to the ground
It just felt nice to feel your touch
I'd rather hear the deafening sound
Than the silence of your absent clutch

So I brought you down to my world
With mention of how it once was
Before the roaring
Snowmelt left me here

Yes, I brought you down to my world
Where you can hear the soft buzz
Attention students
Blaring in my ear

Appears on Alone at St. Hugo