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 dull sound, varying now and again 3/26/2012
5. A Poem also About Duplicity 3/26/2012
6. Charlene-n-Booker 4ever 3/26/2012
7. Initiation 3/26/2012


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.

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