I’m a woman of my word.

I thought integrity a virtue, admired those who held their tongue, worshipped who kept every uttered syllable.

That was before you and your sweet nothings.

You said you’d make me happy, treat me right. Told me I’m the one.

As tears flood my bruised cheeks, I remembered what you said the day you proposed.

“Babe, I’ll change your life forever.”

I smiled.

Finally. A promise you could keep.