Wordsthe tuneless (or not so tuneless) song of a moment, the instantaneous image and emotion that slides into your soul at any given point in timehas been poet Doug Hodgess path throughout his whole life. He has always had the desire to listen, observe, think, question, formulate, and finally share the conclusions his mind, heart, and soul had reached. Unbecoming Roads, Hodgess fourth collection of poems, consists largely of newer poems featuring a number of illustrations, both literary and visual, from the web of his life. It also includes excerpts from the poetry chain he created with poet Joan Juskie and collaborative works with poet D. Everett Newell. Through these verses, Hodges seeks to share what he sees and experiences, using the words that dance on his heart to reach others. I do not I do not want to protest? merely I want to flow. the difficulty lies in politely listening to words that grate, moving over rocky situations not of ones choice, trying to find harmony in disturbing currents.