Milk and HoneyBook - 2015
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
QuotesAdd a Quote
by the time i am born i have already survived the first battle of my life. against female feticide. i am one of the lucky ones who has been allowed to live. we are taught our bodies are not our property. you will do with them as your parents wish until they pass the property onto your husband and his family.
my heart woke me crying last night
_how can i help_ i begged
my heart said
_write the book_
when my mother says i deserve better
i snap to your defense out of habit
_he still loves me_ i shout
she looks at me with defeated eyes
the way a parent looks at their child
when they know this is the type of pain
even they can’t fix
this is where you must
understand the difference
between want and need
you may want that boy
but you certainly
don’t need him
SummaryAdd a Summary
This book of poems is divided into four "the hurting" useful for women going through problems with abuse/sexual assault.
"the loving" describing her first boyfriend it seems
"The breaking " describing the break up. Super whiney and emotional section.
"the healing" about finding herself and coming to grips with the fact that she has been a whiney B the last 3 sections.