You’re browsing through a second-hand bookstore
And you see her in non-fiction, V through Y.
She looks up from World War II
And then you catch her catching you catching her eye,
And you quickly turn away your wishful stare
And take a sudden interest in your shoes.
If you only had the courage–but you don’t.
She turns and leaves, and you both lose.
Rupert Holmes, “The People That You Never Get to Love”