Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


how easily i break:
a word,
a thought,
another failure added
to a long lifetime of failures.
it takes so little
for my make-believe wholeness
to shatter and ruin
all the hard work i’ve done
duisguising my hopelessness
as a person learning to grow.
no doubt, yet again
i will fit the pieces together
and continue to crawl
towards that place of safety
i know is really
the biggest life of all.

©TA Barnhart September 7, 2020