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 find
& 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.