Milk and Honey - Part 3, “the breaking”, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

Rupi Kaur
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Poem 77. In five lines, each beginning with “i,” the speaker refers to how she left not because she no longer loved her beloved, but because the longer she stayed, the less she loved herself. Drawing: a nude woman, seated on the floor, curled into herself.

Poem 78. “you musn’t have to / make them want you / they must want you themselves” (96).

Poem 79. At the top of the page on which this poem appears, there is an ink / line drawing of a city skyline. The poem itself develops an extended metaphor suggesting that the first person speaker is not a city perfect for a weekend getaway, but a kind of home.

Poem 80. First person. The speaker suggests that the next man with whom she becomes involved will remind her how love is supposed to feel, and will taste like poetry she would like...

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