Garni Aroyan

College Newbee

Why are you leaving me?
These past 15 years of my life have been the best
And now you’re just gone.
Who really cares about an education anyway?
Remember that first day I came home?
I was so cute and little,
But that will never beat the times
When we used to dance to the Backstreet Boys in your room.
Didn’t you want to marry Brian?
Will you come back?
I hope you do.
Please stay here.
Who am I going to torture when I have nothing to do?
Why don’t we forget about that million dollar tuition?
You can just come home
Or kidnapping could be an option…
I miss you, Tam Tam.
Were you really going to leave me with them?


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