Dear ‘Attendance’ -
I lay in bed and think of you
Woke up at three and dreaded - ‘it’s time’
It was three at night and I was dreaming
You are always on my mind - morning, noon or sundown
All I can talk about is ‘you’
I starve myself too
My immunity is zero but still I refuse to leave without ‘you’
You have become my only priority
I check and re check and then further ask around to confirm - ‘Did anyone register the punch?’
My moods dance around ‘you’
So be my lover and let’s make 75% together
There’s so much out there which I long to do
I have kept everything on hold just for ‘you’
I skip even my periodic eye check up
And I promise! - I won’t let anything else come near
Darling! Go easy on me!
Hurry up! Let’s walk hand in hand
And be done this time around
We won’t ever have to see each-other
But just this once - keep me warm till we have made it to 75.
Author Notes: Here in my country, there’s this thing with college and 75% attendance cut off. If it isn’t 75% , you can’t take your university exam.
And I’ve been chasing ‘attendance’ so that I can finally graduate but it seems as though, ‘attendance’ is so not ready to fall in love with me.