Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


that’s the way that the world goes round,
sang Prine, and he was mostly right.
but sometimes there’s more than
half-an-inch of water, a lot more,
and you are gonna drown.
and sometimes his measurement is right
but you’re still gonna drown
because sometimes that’s all your brain needs
to turn out the light.
i love me a good Prine song,
but life is more
than well-crafted lyrics.
that is why we whistle
and not sing
past the graveyard.

©TA Barnhart August 14, 2020