Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


so of course
on the day
when i brag
a ha ha!
i am doing
so damn well!
crash and burn.
hit the wall.
right smack dab
between the eyes.
that fucker depression.
it never misses
a good chance
to get me
and take me
the old me
would have been
toast. a goner.
that was then.
this is now.
i see it
as it happens,
but i don’t
fight or run;
i don’t even
freeze in panic.
i say howdy,
let it be,
sit and wait,
breath by breath,
don’t give in.
and next morning,
back on track
best i can.
a new day.
a new way.
i am here;
i am now.
that is all
i can ask.
here and now
works for me.

©TA Barnhart October 16, 2020