Forrest Hamer

(1956 -)

A Poem Also About The Unconscious - Poem by Forrest Hamer

To make it back home across town,
we had to learn to walk
only through black neighborhoods.
Think about this as the map
of a mind

laying out spaces
that are familiar and safe
as well as the places where, if it is dark, someone in the distance
crosses to the other side of the street,
just in case.


Comments about A Poem Also About The Unconscious by Forrest Hamer

  • Bronze Star - 2,755 Points Bernard Snyder (10/27/2014 3:04:00 PM)

    Interesting poem, Forrest. I added you to my favorite poet's list. Hopefully, when time permits, you will take a moment to read/like some of mine. Stay blessed and I wish you continued success! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 5 Points Richard Post (3/30/2012 11:01:00 AM)

    The perspective would have never occurred to me on my own. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 71 Points Indira Babbellapati (3/30/2012 10:28:00 AM)

    great read! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 26, 2012



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