April Empty Bottles Full of Stories
What are you hiding behind your smile? If those empty bottles that line the walls of your room could speak, what tales would they spill? So much of your truth is buried beneath the lies you tell yourself. There's a need to scream to the moon; there's this urge to go out into the darkness of the night to purge. There are so many stories living inside your soul, you just want the opportunity to tell them.
Both Robert M. Drake and r.h. Sin are no strangers to the world of contemporary popular poetry, and each of them are viral sensations with over 1.5 million Instagram followers. They have both published bestselling collections before, but this is the first volume in which they combined their efforts. Drake’s poems are mostly reflections of the world we live in and how we respond, and a positive and hopeful thread runs through his section. Sin’s poems are more inward-looking, and most of them deal with the pain of romantic loss and betrayal. It’s a good pairing, a sort of day and night combination, but I found Drake’s section to be the better one of the two – thematically and technically. It’s still a very worthwhile read overall, and the pretty cover makes it a lovely addition to your own bookshelf, or a great gift idea.