I have stared at you more than once from the corner of my eye
I have found myself smiling because you did
I have watched you sip your drink, wipe your brow,
turn the page and your eyes grow
I have wondered about that
What are you reading?
What are you thinking?
I have caught myself staring at you
And suddenly turned to my own book
You have never once turned to me
I have admired you for being so oblivious of the world around you
I have hated you for being so oblivious of the world around you
And most of all, I have heard a rumor about you
A rumor of how you fell for a woman
Of how she purred her way into your heart
Of how she left your hurt
I have looked at your eyes, and there is no pain there
How do you do that? Hope?
Because I was burned once, and I will never love again
Except maybe if it’s you