Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


should i do this
(i want to do this)
or should i do that
(i want to do that)
so of course
(wait, do i?)
i sit frozen
guilt at doing nothing.
i could, you know,
do this
then that,
or i could, of course,
do that
then this.
and it’s also true
not this
nor that
(in any order)
is another option.
my life is not
the doing of this
nor the not doing
of that.
my life
is the learning of
what this means
and why that matters.
doing and not doing
are just accidents
or being alive.

©TA Barnhart October 27, 2021