After Thoughts
The Poetry of J. Hodges


As I think
I act
in fact
it’s my essence

I consult
the result
more dependence

I feel that way
the way I do
transcendence, unlikely
unless I’m through
replacing the old
with something new

not with dope
or over-drinking
the thing to do
is to change my thinking

the same old thoughts
they lead me to
the same results
the ones I see
why not let go
if never so, if ever so

to change my thinking
a chance to be
a better sort
a better me
then my florescence
might I see
when I change my essence
just for me.