Suggestions on how to read the book
The following (micro) poems are for the ones despairing in love. I meant them to be used as balm. Some are good, some are bad, some terrible. And some are very good. But all of them are about LOVE—a heterosexual love. They pertain to various emotions, perceptions, moods, and modes.
Every poem stands for itself. So there is no order in their presentation.
Every reader will see every poem differently. So the categories of ‘good’, ‘bad’, and ‘ugly’ are fluid and are based on the reader’s experiences. Crudely, a reader “likes” the poem if she can connect with it.
When you read the poems, “bookmark” the ones which you could connect with. After you are finished with all the poems, count the number of those bookmarks. If the count is over 11, the writer’s work is done.
All of them are about “straight” love between a boy and a girl. So do not judge the book from LGBTQ+ standards.
A pdf version of the book - HER: Eleventy One Terribly Tiny Verses For Those Despairing in Love