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Callaloo 24.4 (2001) 1028
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Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa
I don't know what kind of man I am.
I know it was not hate I felt;
It was not the disgust and the stone in my belly.
The world is a mystery and they were my question.
We were strangers again.
Forrest Hamer is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and a practicing psychologist in Oakland, CA. Call & Response (1995) was his first collection of poems, followed in 2000 by Middle Ear.