Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


the extinction of
the human race
via plague:
it’s very much
a possibility.
mutation & spread
throughout a species
that refuses
out of stupid pride
and no small amount
of spite
to do the simple things
that would save
their lives –
i mean,
who can doubt
the possibility?
perhaps this plague
will serve
to cull
the weak & the stupid,
they are
one & the same.
or perhaps
it’s no more than
the functional equivalent
of a meteor strike
we humans
have no way
to survive.
god forbid
it should be
an inconvenience.

©TA Barnhart May 11, 2020