GOODREADS: Organized in four sections – Inception, Longing, Chaos, and Epiphany – K.Y. Robinson’s debut poetry collection explores what it is to want in spite of trauma, shame, injustice, and mental illness. It is one survivor’s powerful testimony, and a love letter “to those who lie awake burning. The Chaos of Longing is a brutally honest exploration of desire—physical, emotional, and spiritual.
- All the makings of you are love at first sight. When I dream of you tonight, I will hold you hostage underneath my eyelids.
- You told me not to fall in love with you but you knew the contours of my heart.
- I’ve closed other doors in attempt to be yours. But you’re always eyeing the window and I can’t cure your wanderlust.
- In the beginning, all I wanted was to be yours. It took time to realize that I have to stop giving myself away as if I didn’t belong to myself.
- There’s a universe swirling inside you. You have to learn to be your own earth, wind, fire and water. You are a natural phenomenon – not a natural disaster.
- Don’t shrink your truth to make it fit nice and neat in others as if it’s origami. Unfold and free yourself.
I somehow find it a bit pale and bland. In my interpretation, most of the content are about lust and desire and tidbits of other things.
Though, I am in awe of how he creates the metaphor, built by everything in our daily lives and transform it into something deeper. I love how the inclusion of the most mundane things make it seem more relevant.
*** It’s not something I would read over and over.