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Kara Petrovic reflects on a single relationship in their life, and invites the reader to follow along their journey: from falling at first sight, to seeing this person's true colours reveal themselves before their very eyes. Petrovic paints the picture of pain and betrayal that comes with realizing one is being abused, or in a toxic relationship, and likewise the desperati Kara Petrovic reflects on a single relationship in their life, and invites the reader to follow along their journey: from falling at first sight, to seeing this person's true colours reveal themselves before their very eyes. Petrovic paints the picture of pain and betrayal that comes with realizing one is being abused, or in a toxic relationship, and likewise the desperation we feel while we hold onto vehement denial. 


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Kara Petrovic reflects on a single relationship in their life, and invites the reader to follow along their journey: from falling at first sight, to seeing this person's true colours reveal themselves before their very eyes. Petrovic paints the picture of pain and betrayal that comes with realizing one is being abused, or in a toxic relationship, and likewise the desperati Kara Petrovic reflects on a single relationship in their life, and invites the reader to follow along their journey: from falling at first sight, to seeing this person's true colours reveal themselves before their very eyes. Petrovic paints the picture of pain and betrayal that comes with realizing one is being abused, or in a toxic relationship, and likewise the desperation we feel while we hold onto vehement denial. 

36 review for forget-me-not (a collection of poetry)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jessica C Writes

    3.75 stars ⭐ this collection was very well done. i do wish it had been a little longer, because it was more of a chapbook. but i definitely enjoyed the poems and the writing style! full review to come on the blog soon 3.75 stars ⭐️ this collection was very well done. i do wish it had been a little longer, because it was more of a chapbook. but i definitely enjoyed the poems and the writing style! full review to come on the blog soon

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jim Bennett

    As always, do not let my star count override your judgement of content. More on the stars, counting, and my rating challenges later. Also as always, look up anything you’re not absolutely certain of here. There are references to Greek mythology, for example. This book is scarily personal and strongly communicates Petrovic’s challenging dilemmas in relationships. For example, in on: coffee cups, ends thus: “i warned you to be wary, /told you there were things /even i cannot touch /but still you re As always, do not let my star count override your judgement of content. More on the stars, counting, and my rating challenges later. Also as always, look up anything you’re not absolutely certain of here. There are references to Greek mythology, for example. This book is scarily personal and strongly communicates Petrovic’s challenging dilemmas in relationships. For example, in on: coffee cups, ends thus: “i warned you to be wary, /told you there were things /even i cannot touch /but still you reached out /and cupped my face in your hands.” In the long poem on: love and other sins, we find these phrases: “in church we sit /five feet apart” and this: “we are two catholic school girls /our knuckles slapped /until rose petals bloom /under the weight /of the sunflower yellow rulers” and this repeated refrain: “(i must not look, /i must not touch).” In to refuse kindly, we find this ending: “come with me, /quiet, begging. /my love: /you know /i cannot.” The final poem, on: endings, includes this: “my mind repeats on one track when i’m around you and it’s that i want to kiss you, /i want to hold you, /i am aching to touch you. / but i can’t afford that, not now, not that i’ve picked my path and /it isn’t you. /i told you i wanted a white picket fence, tigerlily, and /i meant it.” That should give you a feel for what Petrovic has to say, and how well she says it. Now for my star count boilerplate. My personal guidelines, when doing any review, are as follows: five stars means, roughly equal to best in genre. Rarely given. Four stars means, extremely good. Three stars means, definitely recommendable. I am a tough reviewer. I try hard to be consistent. I think this book easily rates four stars; your personal rating may well be higher. Seriously recommended.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    Let me start off by saying that I am not normally one for collections solely based on love/relationships but Kara does an amazing job at moving the reader, I love her poetic voice and perspective. This is well worth the read, Kara is an amazing writer and strong human being.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Carol

  5. 4 out of 5

    Qadrian Marga

  6. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Cheresnick

  7. 5 out of 5

    Micielle

  8. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

  9. 5 out of 5

    Britt

  10. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Trenary

  11. 4 out of 5

    Frederick Rotzien

  12. 4 out of 5

    Anna

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lydia Wallace

  14. 5 out of 5

    Darlene Howard

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sam

  16. 4 out of 5

    Marilyn Stanley

  17. 5 out of 5

    Pam Furmon

  18. 4 out of 5

    Pam

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kim Ellis

  20. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

  21. 4 out of 5

    Athena Rupas

  22. 5 out of 5

    Shelley

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alli

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lori

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kwhiz84

  26. 5 out of 5

    Pat

  27. 4 out of 5

    Amy

  28. 4 out of 5

    Arnela

  29. 5 out of 5

    Margo

  30. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

  31. 4 out of 5

    Lydia Langston

  32. 5 out of 5

    F

  33. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Johnston

  34. 5 out of 5

    Raymond Stone

  35. 4 out of 5

    GG

  36. 4 out of 5

    Ailie Kirkwood

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