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.