I have done things in this short life of which I am not proud.
I have lied, cheated and lied again.
I run when things get hard and replace what I’ve left behind with new faces.
I drink too much, listen too little.
I’m selfish and petty,
and I always think that I am right.
But I promise.
Not to you, because that wouldn’t be enough -
I’ve broken those before and this is different.
I promise myself:
I will not break your heart.
I wont be the person I think I am.
I wont dismiss your needs,
or manipulate your feelings.
I wont resent you when you aren’t perfect
because I am far from
and you love me still.
I have done things of which I am not proud.
But loving you, being yours -
in that I am honored.
With that I am not the sum of my worst qualities,
I am the woman you kiss when you wake up
and the girl who cried for you in a Paris metro.
I am yours,
You are mine,
And we are each other’s.