Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


i have never been
a tough person.
i quit when things get hard.
i cry easily for myself.
i hide so i can pretend to be safe.
i run & run & run.
the bad guys will always win in my movie
and i will never get the girl.
the tough people
win the games and rule the world.
they can have it.
they can have it all.
i only want
my corner
my room
my comfort
i am fine being a weak, quiet person.
i am fine being the one in the shadows
wishing this weren’t true.

©TA Barnhart December 4, 2020