a sideways glance
a nervous smile
you caught my attention
had it for a while

I see you there
I'm nervous and unsure
if we have anything in common
would you think me a bore

I swallow hard
my heart is beating
and change my mind
my courage fleeting

to take a chance or not
the hurt would be a blow
but if I don't ask
I'll never know

I swallow my fear
offer my hand
can I ask you a question
would you be my friend?