Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


life is all about
the disappointment, right?
i’m not stupid enough
to believe in
satisfactory endings,
much less happy ones.
boy meets girl,
girl finds any damn
reason on earth
to not be with the boy.
that kind of sums it up.
the greater the effort,
the bigger the disappointment,
and yet somehow,
simply giving up
never seems to be
the best answer.
of course
there is no answer beyond
keeping the species going.
demanding to be happy
is rank arrogance.
be glad to survive
another day
and not be the meal
of a saber-tooth tiger.

©TA Barnhart July 6, 2020