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Ah

at sixteen
she was so beautiful
blokes fell off their bikes
riding past looking at her

a King’s boy and one
from the local high school
got in a fistfight over her
and both came off worse

of course she went out first
with the captain of the XV
who only admired himself
but she did better later on

the trick was to pretend
you weren’t interested
which took some effort
but worked in the end