Stripped is a collection of poetry congruent to that of an onion. With a multitude of layers, the reader is sure to find one or more poems that speaks directly to them. There are stories of a mother stripped of a her child, the vain stripped of beauty and youth, a woman stripped of purpose, the proud stripped of dignity, a family stripped of their home, a nation stripped of security, and lovers stripped of their hearts. On a lighter side, there is playful verse about strippers, souls stripped of inhibition, and even the private portrayal of a woman stripping for her man.
It all starts with a dedication poem. Take a peek and find yourself (or someone you know). But don't stop there. Take this book and breathe in the portraits of mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, friends, lovers, and strangers.
Because in the end, we are all connected, and we are all, at one time or another, stripped.