Ordinary Substance is a journey of transfiguration. One soul as it wanders through birth, love, life, heartache, death and rebirth. The journey of love and loss from one woman's perspective as she experiences the many faces of paradox and spiritualism. It is an exploration of poetry via Taoism and metaphysics to return again to the source of being. Zayra's poetry naturally seems to lead the reader back to what is important, back into the heart of love.