Milk and Honey

4/5 Stars

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I’ve never been a poetry fan. Between metaphors and the reminder of Shakespeare, I’ve never been able to wrap my head around most of it. SLAM poetry, or Spoken Word poetry seems to be the only type that really hits me. You know, that soft spot…right in your core. That place that makes you feel pain and beauty all swirled together. 

Milk and Honey is flooding with love, loss, trauma, healing and femininity. 

Some poems may be triggering; Rape, Sexual Assault. 

I feel so…real? The poems made me think about all the truth that’s blatantly swept under the rug. The truth of loving someone who doesn’t love you back. The truth in all of the things our poor souls refuse to want to believe.

I don’t have a proper review for this because it just knocked me off of my feet so hard and I’m clueless as to what words to speak…

A Few of My Favorite Parts 

♣ “Every time you
tell your daughter
you yell at her
out of love
you teach her to confuse
anger with kindness
which seems like a good idea
till she grows up to
trust men who hurt her
cause they look so much like you”

♣ “he says
i am sorry i am not an easy person to want 
i look at him surprised
who said i wanted easy
i don’t crave easy
i crave goddamn difficult”

♣ my name sounds so good
french kissing your tongue 

♣ we’re like fingers on thorns honey.
we know exactly where it hurts.

♣ the next time you
have your coffee black
you’ll taste the bitter
state he left you in
it will make you weep
but you’ll never
stop drinking
you’d rather have the
darkest parts of him
than have nothing.

Short Girl Out; Signed,
-Ash

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