To say the authors poetry is raw doesn’t quite capture the intense quality of the verse in this book. The poems centralise around a topic of heartbreak and a very fervent love. I found the topics of quite a few of the poems to take on the more destructive, violent aspects that comes with toxic love. All of which I found really representative of real life emotions, which were well captures in the authors wording of phrases. I did have a few favourites which I highlighted, one of which is
“Darling, I hope that you know that the captain goes down with the ship, and you’re the only one in charge of this sinking vessel I call a body.”
I think the book takes you on a very graphic, emotionally charged journey, for me at least, it did. I would say it’s a good read and especially if you’re familiar with the above topics, I’ve always found reading books like this helps manage past experiences that are along the same lines.
Books are one of my main passions and have been since I was a teenager. I‘Be completed two goodreads challenges so far with 125 books in 2018 and 200 books in 2019. I decided to start my blog and bookstagram to document my book journey and bring recommendations to others.