After Thoughts
The Poetry of J. Hodges


She came and brought me light
She came and brought me vision
She came and brought me life
And wonders
And shoes

And now, she’s far from me
Now, there’s no one to hold when I am alone and scared

When the day is bright, I see her
When the day is long, I feel her near
When the day is steeped in trouble, she reveals herself
And takes my hand
She leads me to some place
A place unfamiliar to me where, without her, I can’t stay

She shines and then she’s gone