Source: purchased (Kindle)
Should I be
That my only idea
This is a short collection and you’ll finish it so quickly, well that is, if you can read them in one go. I know some people weren’t able to because sometimes feelings can knock you over. The collection’s divided into parts, parts of a relationship and the inevitable break-up. (Because they all end! HAHA) With that, the collection has a theme so that it evokes almost the same emotions. A lot of the poems are about romance, of what-could-have-beens and what-I-miss and what-I-wish. Which you know, had me feeling things, LOTS OF THINGS. Some were too true that they’re kind of painful (about love and romance not happening to you because you won’t let it) and some were fears that were hard for me to acknowledge and even more, vocalize (of decoys and related to that, this tweet by @sosadtoday). Most of the poems were short but I think the short ones actually pack the harder punches.
I think my only criticism of this collection is that I kind of felt it was repetitive? Although I could get past that since it‘s a themed collection. Imagery of beds were quite common or was it just me? And I guess because there’s a specific theme, like I mentioned, the emotions it evoked from me were pretty much the same, but then again, not a glaring issue here.
But oh boy, do I loved the few poems on depression. I lapped those up and they had me feeling more (probably because all my love woe-is-me feelings are from my lack of one brought upon by my fear of ~real things and connections and risks~) than the bygone-romance poems.
All in all, a great poetry debut from Dawn Lanuza! This will give you F E E L I N G S so be ready for those.