Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


the audience grows smaller
and i try to convince myself
the audience was never
the point of the exercise.
i refuse to believe that crap;
what is the purpose of doing this
without the possibility
of praise & acclaim?
“do it for the sake of the work
bla bla bla” and so much more
useless nonsense.
what good is a work of genius
without the applause & cheers?
what good am i
if there is no one
to tell me
how wonderful
i am?

©TA Barnhart July 30, 2020