You were formidable,
my first crush.
You surely knew the hold you had on me.
I picked up the chalk pieces, put up
the new bulletin board,
and followed you after class
when i noticed you were crying.
i had no idea what had happened
but you did, your surely knew. Your
husband was in Vietnam. Maybe he was
never coming back. i followed you
to your car, my heart breaking on
your behalf. I gave you my most
precious treasure, a 45 of “Hey Jude.”
You smiled, and gave it back.