Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


how to commit suicide
without dying?
the way an official
can resign their position
in protest,
a public display
of disapproval & anger –
how can i do that
with life?
the official is free
to take another job,
another position later on;
their resignation
is not the end,
just a statement.
how do i tell life
i am angry with it
and refuse to support it
until significant changes
are made?

(the kind of strange thoughts
one can wake with
after a couple of bad days.)

this whole life thing
could have been thought out
much better ahead of time.

and don’t even get me started
on sentience….

©TA Barnhart May 15, 2020