Essence is a collection of poems reflecting on the influences and obstacles that leave us with an option to rise from the ashes of personal tragedy, or be blown away in the wind. Through the author's abstract observations humanity is linked to the inhuman, painting nature in a way that demonstrates the connection between the spirits of humanity and the Earth. The book portrays how the forces of life and death affect the human soul, bridging the gap between the realms, and building the foundation of who we are along the way. The book speaks to Nature's spiritual inspirations that allows us to push forward and grow. Essence is a true odyssey of the elements that shape our character; building or breaking our hearts, weakening or strengthening our spirit, and forever shaping our soul.