Broken Promises

I’d sworn I’d never wear perfume,
Before you showed me fragrant oils.

I’d sworn I’d eat no bottle gourd,
Before you mashed it, fully boiled.

I’d sworn I’d buy no fancy herbs,
Before your tea with lemongrass.

I’d sworn I’d never love again,
Before you showed me what I’d pass.

Though love is all the vows we take,
It’s also promises we break.

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