Milk and Honey - Part 4, “the healing”, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

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Poem 141 suggests that sometimes apologies do not come when they are wanted, but instead come when they are neither wanted nor needed. Title: “you are too late”. Drawing: a clock face, in which the lower numbers are sliding off.

Poem 142. First person. The speaker refers to being told by the beloved that she is “not like most girls,” a phrase that, she says, suggests that he thinks she should be proud he chose her while, in fact, it pits her against women she considers her “sisters” (164).

Poem 143. Using “you” to refer to either herself or the reader, the speaker suggests that the next time the “boy” makes a comment about “your” physical appearance – for instance, “the hair on your legs” – remind him that in terms of your body, he is a “guest.” Drawing: a woman reclining on her side, fanciful images...

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