Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


kindness and
compassion and
all things
good and
worthy of
the Buddha’s
smile – i
want to be
that person.
a lifetime
of being
the one
people tease
people ignore
people bully
people forget…
a lifetime
of being
that person
and hating
that person…
no wonder
my dream
is to
get on
a plane,
fly away,
far away,
a stranger
who is
more at home
more at ease
alone there
than lonely
alone here.

©TA Barnhart July 25, 2023