I admit to Instagram stalking Nikita Gill and her poetry.
The first time I ever read a poem by Ms. Gill I was in awe.
Then, a few months later, NetGalley sent me an email blast to tease new books
Normally, I delete them without reading because I have a queue of 80 books, do I really need anymore books?
The voice in my head always whispers, “Yes!”
This time I was glad I opened it as I had the chance to read Nikita Gill’s book Wild Embers.
Since this National Poetry Month, I figured this was the perfect time to share my review and reaction to Wild Embers.
Basically, it is a well-rounded book of poetry. There was only like five poems I did not read but skim so that to me says that the sparks I was ingesting lit a fire within me that I felt the burn within each sinew of my bones.
And I remembered my identity: a supernova burning bright to discover pathways and planets uncharted, in order to make a new way for those that come after me.
My absolute favorite poem in the collection was this one because it made me cry which sometimes leads to a clearer perspective: