Friday, 29 December 2017

Exits, Desires, & Slow Fires by J.R. Rogue

Exits, Desires, & Slow Fires by J.R. Rogue
It’s going to hit you below the belt. 

You’re going to reach for the 
closest stand-in lover you can 
& you’re going to make 
a home in their body
you’re going to pretend your 
childhood memories are hung 
in his chest
& you skinned your knee 
tripping over the curve of his arm 

& you have always been here.


And the all elusive love(r)

That is the feel of the book to me. The words strung together so eloquently that they give you a glimpse into the life of the author. 

I'm not going to pretend that I know everything there is to know about poetry and composition or that I even understand everything there is to understand about them. I always base the poetry on the feel of it. And gosh did this collection of poems make me feel.

I've been following the author on Instagram for a while now and her words have always been beautiful to read. And now after reading this book it has me itching to read the rest of her poems and books. Although its been a fairly recent obsession with poems, and I don't have much to compare it to; I think this book was full of raw emotion that translated very well onto the page.

I loved this collection. This has been a fantastic read.

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