i promise to love you
with your shoelaces untied
when you broke the fridge and you lied
the way you always hide
the way my eyes feel like the tide
coming in when you come home from work
i promise to love you even when you’re unlovable
i promise to love you when u shout at the back of my head
even when u ignore the sensible things i said
and even when you don’t clean the fucking garden shed
i promise to love you, & when u left the bed
i bit my lip until it bled

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