Wherever you left me: The poetry of Jacob Hammer

By Jacob Hammer

 

Explanation: Inaction

Fears knit my back together
in the morning

You can’t stretch out fears
and slip them off
you have to untie them faster
than the knotting
faster
than the passing moments

When I pull them apart
I try to devour all the strands
but they sour my stomach
and I feel heavier getting out of bed

I’ll come back to the table
come back to the car
back to the room
to the bedside

To wherever you left me


Jacob Hammer has been writing poetry for eight years and has received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts.  His poetry can be found in See Spot Run Literary Journal, Three and a Half Point 9, and has been featured in the Pine River Anthology.

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