Forrest Hamer

(1956 -)

Forrest Hamer Poems

1. Lesson 1/13/2003
2. Grace 3/26/2012
3. A Poem also About the Unconscious 3/26/2012
4. A Poem also About Duplicity 3/26/2012
5. A dull sound, varying now and again 3/26/2012
6. Charlene-n-Booker 4ever 3/26/2012
7. Initiation 3/26/2012


After I stumbled through the gauntlet, after they had hit me
As hard as they could,
Some there only because there was someone else
To be brought in, I joined them
In greeting the new ones, the frightened and longing ones,
And I punched as hard and as much as I could, something
Filling in me I would tell you was a thrill
Only because I had no better word for it.
There was another word for it: violence

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