Across the Room
And knew at once my fate.
I tried to warn myself astray
But the warning came too late.
I knew it best to run away;
To disappear and hide;
But something there within his essence
Had already got inside.
He looked at me with azure eyes
And ‘come hither’ on his grin
And though I knew the wiser path
I went ahead and let him in.
I sensed it all within a beat
And knew that I was doomed
Yet on I moved – this eager fool –
Despite the pain that loomed.
So hungry was I to taste the passion
That my wisdom was soon lost.
And though it was, I sensed the danger
I thought I was prepared to pay the cost.
I was just enough a fool to follow
As he led me with desire,
But if I knew then what I know now
Would I have jumped into the fire?
Ahh… but saw him there, across the room,
And I hungered for his kiss.
I knew it safer to hang back
But I craved to feel that bliss.
So into the dance, I blindly stumbled;
Too eager to believe;
And by the time that dance was over,
I ached to watch him leave.