Promise me

you won't look at me differently

when I tell you

I'm a liar,

I am a whore,

I still cut,

I'm an alcoholic,

a druggie,

a slut.

Promise me

your opinion of me

won't change

when I tell you

I think you're beautiful,

prettier than I

will ever be,

when I tell you

I cry myself to sleep,

that I dream of

broken butterflies

and bleeding roses.

Promise me

you'll always love me,

that your love

will never change,

that you won't leave me

like everyone else.

Promise me.