Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


i failed myself
again today,
but that’s alright
“failed myself”
is my middle name.
the ability to fail
over & over & over –
the willingness to fail
in so many ways –
this is my super power,
the thing that makes me,
i don’t try to fail;
as Yoda instructed,
there is no try,
only do.
i just do it.
it’s the breakfast
of this champion.
the only trouble is
i gain nothing
from failing.
it’s more like
Hans Gruber
enjoying the ride down
in slow motion.
i think at some point
i’d like to be
Bruce Willis:

©TA Barnhart April 6, 2021