Unrequited Love 1966

My little heart flipped each time

his Steve Ellis look-a-like head appeared


Everlasting Love from The Love Affair

soared inside my mind


Had stalking been invented then?


His name was Gus

and the years between us yawned


Age is relevant when girls are involved

girls under fifteen


Did I really post him a cigarette?


My father found the returning letter

and blew the house apart


Star-crossed lovers, banned, warned

of dire consequences


Did I pine for him, and die?

Apparently not.

The End

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