Milk and Honey - Part 1, “the hurting”, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

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Poem 10. A female speaker says she has had sex, but does not know what it feels like to make love.

Poem 11. The first person speaker suggests that if she knew how it felt to be safe, she would not have spent so much time in the arms of people who were not safe. Drawing: four hands, each with the first two fingers extended, the third and fourth fingers slightly curled in.

Poem 12 suggests that sex involves the willing participation of two people: if one person is not willing but the other person continues to have sex, “it’s not love / it is rape” (22).

Poem 13 refers to “the idea that we are / so capable of love / but still choose / to be toxic” (23). This poem is accompanied by a drawing of a scorpion.

Poem 14 suggests that the idea that it is dishonorable for...

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