I’m happy to announce the release of my latest project, shifting from the inside out: love poems today. This collection contains some of my favorite love poems from my last two projects, Exotic Shifter and From The Inside Out: A Poetry Collection, along withsome new poems. The title is a play on the titles of the aforementioned projects, and serves to illustrate the notion that love is an inside job. It manifests from the inside out. And when we are loved, love ourselves, and love others, it changes us.
With it being Black History Month, Love Month, and my birthday month, I thought to myself—why not put out a special project and offer it for free?
Love is everlasting. Love endures. It doesn’t come with conditions. Has no qualms. Love is free. Love is freeing. Love is freedom.
Love is welcoming. It doesn’t discriminate. Bears no hatred. With it, everyone has a chance because equality is love’s best friend.
Love is beautiful. Comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Its range is limitless. Its impact is eternal. Love is boundless.
Love is confidence. Love is faith. Love is the feeling that everything will be okay even when things go wrong. Love is harmonious.
Love is universal. No one needs qualifications or requirements. There’s no battery of tests, obstacle or endurance courses necessary. With love, everyone makes the grade.
Love is not a fad, trend, or seasonal occurrence. It’s not something that should be celebrated only one day out of the year. When it’s real it’s an everyday thing. Love is a yearlong, lifelong celebration. If we love ourselves—celebrate it every day. If we love others—celebrate it every day. If we have people in our lives that love us—celebrate it every day. If we give love—celebrate it every day. If we receive love—celebrate it every day. If we make love—celebrate it every day.
Love. Every day. Love every day. Celebrate love every day!