You Can't Win

It often begins with a glance
Could even be from askance
Followed by an utterance
Then I try to enhance
My ability to advance
To ask her for a dance
Lacking any arrogance
I create no dissonance
And suffer no intolerance
I'm a sucker for her elegance
And overwhelmed by her radiance
So depending on my finance
I'm rewarded with romance
And fall into a trance.
It's no wonder that with vigilance
I'll pursue mutual inhabitance
Which then acts as a futherance
To my miserable sufferance.
John B. Caddell 10/11/94