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Humans are beautiful in our resilience; we are forever breaking and mending, crumbling and growing. Our ability to withstand such great pain, mental and physical, inspires me to put words on a page.

These words narrate a journey through death and self-loathing to falling in love as a borderline personality, and the never ending journey to self-acceptance.
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Published April 10th 2018
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Rebecca Crunden
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Ask me of life, and I’ll struggle
to pen a sentence.
Ask me of death,
And I’ll spit the alphabet without intention.


This collection of mixed poetry and prose was wonderful and reminded me why I fell in love with writing and poems to being with. Honestly, this book left me desperate to read poetry for hours, which says a lot. (I’m picky with my poetry.) King’s words are raw and real, and flow together so well. There’s also a great visual layout to the poems that changes up the rhythm of how you read
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Jim Bennett
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Usually here I comment on star counts being tricky and personal. This is not the case with this work. More on the stars, counting, and my rating challenges later. The real task before me is to communicate what King has on offer here.
I will give opening words as King does not, in general, provide titles.
In The darkness, it calls to me, we have a prose piece which begins thus: “The darkness, it calls to me louder than you once did. Through time, through space, through your memory, through our last
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Gloria
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
I got this book for free in exchange for a review.

Thoughts from the Borderline is very intense and personal, but not in a way that managed to touch me. I find that this kind of poetry requires a resonance with the author that I simply could not achieve, making the book fall fairly flat to the point of it being difficult and unpleasant to read. Though likely to be expected based on the theme given already in the title, I did not think that the experience would be so far removed from anything I ha
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tonya
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this literature is beautiful, brutal and blooming. from start to end the mystery of the authors past and raw & creative mind reels you in and leaves you wanting more especially if you are one dealing with mental illness. these words shine light to the stigma but also light to the much harder part of mental health to swallow from self-deterioration to self-harm. the selection veers from the average by varying from one liners to short stories, all just as powerful as the next and all emotional ...more
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As I started reading this book, tears were strolling down my face without me even knowing. I can relate to this book by so many ways.. through death, life, relationships, and reality. I don't think I have ever felt so close to a book in my life until I read this one. It's deep and real. Too beautiful to describe how much I have enjoyed it. "it's hard to believe in life after death on the days when eternal darkness ignites warmth in my chest."
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Rae King is a writer who’s been buried in books since she can remember, and ever since the day she discovered Plath and Bukowski, poetry has held her heart captive. Thoughts from the Borderline is her first collection.