I’ve tried to forget, to run away
from your gaze that makes my heart sway.
I resigned myself to be content
to watch from afar and see your love spent.
I thought I understood your looks,
but I have read too many books
of fairy tales and loves first kiss
to understand something was amiss.
I’ve seen how her eyes glow and shine
and now know that you can never be mine.
So I’ll be happy for you now,
but will always wonder how
you got the fairy tale ending
while I’m left reading the book.