Your eyes flickered
Shooting bullets into mine
Every time I looked over
Fast paced, dashing daggers.
A murmur muffled by booze-soaked blossom
Falling into cups
And words laced with promise
Spilling into ears
You asked me about her
I said she wasn’t shy
And that if you felt so inclined
You ought to ask her for a dance.
But you didn’t
You stayed by my side
Staring wistfully at the tide
Of luscious tufts of hair
Talking through your mouth
And not your heart
Didn’t seem fair
To me, to be lured into your lair
And then learn you were promised to another
Whispers of her her her
And ponderings of another girl
Yet the staring still continued
And I became subdued
Rushing to the loo like I did when I was 16
And feeling like the gooseberry.
Times haven’t changed all that much
Though older, wiser
I still feel crushed
And feel my self esteem take a tumble
When I learn he’d rather rumble
With her and not me.