Smoke is a collection of poems written over the course fo two years. It is portrait of grief and the courage it takes to sit with it. Smoke is an account of what it feels like to be intimate with sadness and loneliness. It is a portrait of healing. Smoke is documentation of growth and its grueling processes. Smoke begins in grief and ends in joy. It is a book where the black girl rescues herself. Smoke includes popular poems such as "For Colored Girls who Don't Need Katy Perry when Missy Elliott is Enough" and "hymn."