Sometimes you have to become nothing before you can blossom into something. This quotation, from C. L. Brown himself, speaks to the very essence of this poetry collection. Quite simply, he lays it Bare. Inspiring, soulful, raw, passionate, powerful, and gripping. You will be taken on an enchanting journey as Brown peels back layers of himself with a courage that is purely magnetic. Prepare yourself for a front row seat into the heart, and soul of the author as he takes you to a place where you will feel as though these words were written for you, and not another soul in this world. Scattered throughout the book, the reader will find what Brown refers to as the skipped beats of his heart; a collection of quotes that will inspire, motivate, and empower him or her. So, get yourself ready for an encounter you will not soon forget.