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?