Love is Catching

I caught her by the hand
(Just as I had planned)
And begged her to stand

While I made my play
(The usual things men say)
She laughed and pulled away

I caught her by the arm
(Turning up my charm)
Swearing I meant no harm

She murmured vague and low
(Too polite for a blunt "No")
And turned as if to go

I caught her by the eyes
(Breathing heavy sighs)
Like all lovesick guys

But as I acted my part
(Thinking I was so smart)
She caught me by the heart.