Forrest Hamer

(1956 -)

Forrest Hamer Poems

1. Charlene-N-Booker 4ever 3/26/2012
2. A Poem Also About Duplicity 3/26/2012
3. Initiation 3/26/2012
4. A Dull Sound, Varying Now And Again 3/26/2012
5. A Poem Also About The Unconscious 3/26/2012
6. Grace 3/26/2012
7. Lesson 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Forrest Hamer


It was 1963 or 4, summer,
and my father was driving our family
from Ft. Hood to North Carolina in our 56 Buick.
We'd been hearing about Klan attacks, and we knew

Mississippi to be more dangerous than usual.
Dark lay hanging from the trees the way moss did,
and when it moaned light against the windows
that night, my father pulled off the road to sleep.

that usually woke me from rest afraid of monsters
kept my father awake that night, too,
and I lay in the quiet noticing him listen, ...

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