Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


one of the most important
things i do each day,
mandatory for my happiness
and general well-being,
is to fool myself
that i’m doing ok.
if i can trick myself daily
into thinking things are going well,
i can keep on keeping on.
it doesn’t matter how life actually is;
life is always going to suck
in one way or another.
that’s just how life is.
so if i can find a way
to believe i’m dealing
with all the suckiness –
good enough for me.
good enough for today.
as long as i think i’m happy,
truth and reality
can kiss my ass.

©TA Barnhart July 13, 2020