This review makes me smile so much. Anyone who is interested in purchasing
This book is a cemetery of truths buried alive. The light draws you in where you will find Caitlyn there digging. When you get close enough, she’ll lean in & whisper, Baby, buried things will surface no matter what, get to them before they get to you first. Her unbounded love will propel you to pick up a shovel & help— even though the only thing you want to do is kiss her lips, kiss her hands, kiss every one of her stretch marks & the fire that is raging in pit of her stomach. She’ll see your eyes made of devour & sadness, she’ll hug you & say, Baby, if you eat me alive, I will cut my way out of your stomach. Don’t let this be your funeral. Teach yourself to navigate the wound.
"I tell myself: No one can hurt you if you hurt yourself, first. They will be too busy helping you clean up the mess. I tell myself: You don’t have to wear this armor if it’s too heavy. You don’t have to be afraid of your silence."
"Don’t you dare apologize for the fierce love you have for yourself and the lengths you go to preserve it"
“There aren’t remedies that take away heartache without the word “time””
“Loss is a universal language.”
"I am a world that can’t be explored in one day, I am not a place for cowards."
4 out of 5
Reading ruts have taken over my life which is unfortunate really since the only thing I am not horrible at is reading. That being said poetry collections seem to be the exception to this rule.
Now, let jump to the actual ‘review’. If you’ve checked out the tumblr writing scene then chances are you’ve come across a poem or two (or maybe just a quote) by the incredibly talented and equally wonderful Caitlyn Siehl. I haven’t seen a person on this website that just radiates kindness and loveliness off the screen the way she does and that carries off to her writing. Which by the by is a trip you’ll be thankful you took. Her words are raw and so painfully human that you need to do your soul a favour and buy this book. Right now.
This collection contains a combination of old and new work which while reading will feel like your gut just took a beating and your heart just got hugged, fiercely.
Recommended for those who enjoy beautiful words.
Also, alonesomes is her blog if you want to check out any new stuff that she comes up with.