Sometimes I think love
is a thorn burrowed beneath
my skin, too deep to pull
(Other times it’s something softer.)
Something Softer is an exploration of the return to hope, a gaining of strength and insight, a heartbeat of a journey with highs and lows, but never any flatlines. In her fourth poetry collection, Kristina Mahr lines her words with petals more than thorns, choosing to look upon both love and heartbreak with a softness, an appreciation.
It is life, and it is ours. We have the choice to overcome.
We have the choice to make it beautiful.