Small smiles
Small smirks
You sent them to me
Across the room

The music was deafening
People danced and screamed
The body heat swelled the room

We both seemed to have fun
Just not together
Small smiles
And small smirks

You danced and dared
Looking back
To make sure I was looking
To make sure I was smiling

Pop songs
Slow songs
Even a few from a musical I like
And yet
The moment never came
You never asked me to dance
I thought you would
Your eyes said you would
And my heart wanted it to happen

Small smiles
Small smirks
You even tried to impress me with dance moves
But you never asked
If I wanted to join you

I’m relieved
Yet sad
If no one asked me to dance
I couldn’t embarrass myself
But no one even attempted to ask
In the first place
You never attempted to ask in the first place

I wanted and waited
Until I stopped dancing
Until I stopped smiling
When you saw this
You finally came
You talked to me
And danced with your words

But the dance was over
We both missed a chance
Maybe
I should’ve told you sooner
What my heart really wanted
And what your eyes spoke to me

Small smiles
Small smirks
So far away
Small smiles
Small smirks
So far away