For Sale: Student Room

If you find a purple shot glass

That made its escape under my bed

In Fresher’s Week,

The trampoline of broken dreams

And over-eager Economics students,

Message me.

If you find the scratch on the edge of the desk

Where the boy I thought was the One

Pushed the chair too hard

And left it scarred,

Don’t message me.

I don’t want to know if you find

That pair of pants I lost in April

The lacy ones with

Hearts around,

They’re relics now and sit alongside

The debit card I lost

When fucked

And the happy post-it note

From an optimistic friend I don’t speak to now.

Don’t message me if the tap spurts out

A brown, marmitey liquid,

Cuz that’s just how it’s always been,

So wait, and soon the water gleams

And you can fill your alcoholic blood with something a little less toxic.

Take care with the drawers, they’re stiff and slow,

Stuffed full of unsaid things, written down

In pink gel pen

At the end of the night

When she was there across the room

But didn’t come to speak to me –

Stuffed full of bobbles, hair grips, elastic bands,

Pens that wrote down notes and quotes and

Showed me that it’s okay to doodle in lectures

If you’re sitting at the back.

Don’t message me if the light is too dim

If the carpet is stained

If the door lock jingles

When the wind blows too hard.

I think I’d weep if you did.

 

 

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