I am a trial lawyer living in San Francisco. As Jacques Maritain observed, poetry is the divination of the spiritual in the things of sense; for me, poetry is a place of calm, insight, and healing. I also find solace in my family and the martial art, Aikido. Thank you for reading my poems; I hope at least one of them touches you and helps you order your world.


Forrest Hainline Poems


Accept the future
In all its uncertainties
A gift to open... more »

Barbarous Beauty

Barbarous beauty
Of couple-colored autumn
Assaults our senses... more »

Kiss Kiss

Kiss kiss kiss I will
Again and again hold you
Touch you taste you kiss... more »

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