After Thoughts
The Poetry of J. Hodges

Another Start

As I wake
from a dream
Put my feet
on the floor
To the kitchen
I walk
for my coffee
once more

I look around
Light a smoke
Wipe my eyes
Take a toke
Hear the quiet
of the morn
Thanking God
that I awoke

In the quiet
Just the sound
of the clock
Another day
as I listen
to the silence
I kneel down
and I pray

I pray, oh Lord
You give me strength
You recognize
my thankful heart
My routine
every day
Every day
another start…