After Thoughts
The Poetry of J. Hodges

Five Minutes

You struggle
You feel like you are on the losing end
Uptight and scared
You can feel the hopelessness
The fruitlessness
The worthlessness

and then…

in just 5 minutes
it happens
it spins you ‘round
it restores your worth
it gives you hope
no longer bound
by the fear and the sound
of your racing heart

A miracle, no less!
This thing that restores
that comes about
without your trying
with all your crying
you realize that
your faith, so little
is rewarded at last

in just 5 minutes.