Miss. Gilbert

By Abrahim Harb

From the start, it was no love affair—
all we do now is make love anytime I’m free:
in the basement,
on the couch,
in the bathroom,
and occasionally before class.
I’m afraid. Can I be in too deep—
This will end soon,
you know that right?

Miss Gilbert, stop!

Our love affair stops after this book—
even though, I can’t stop turning your pages.