Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


the ancient brain
that helped humans
survive thousands of years
of saber-toothed tigers
and hostile clans of others
is busy destroying us
at a time when we need
peace, calm, and cooperation.
evolution did not plan
for civilization.
nor, for that matter,
did humans.
we just got here.
and now that we are here,
we are doing a piss-poor job of it.
instead of inventing universal prosperity,
we invented guns, wealth, and power.
the #1 job for any species
is for the species to survive.
that should be the easy part
for these over-powered human brains.
how is it that
this is the thing
we are getting
so wrong?

┬ęTA Barnhart September 23, 2020