Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart

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2024-2-20

meditation
on a scratch
in the glass top
of my (relatively)
new table
2024-2-12

functional hysteria
is not really a thing.
a useless combination of words
that,
if i tried. . . .
2024-2-8

it’s a goddamn pain
when wishes come true.
years of longing
dreaming
desire. . . .
2024-2-5

it is what it is
said the sage
(no doubt a Swiftie
or perhaps a Parrotthead)
and i rolled my eyes. . . .
2024-1-29

fuck death!
is my rallying cry
but i hardly know
how to live.
empty words. . . .
2023-9-25

screaming at myself
after the fact
is a pointless exercise,
but it is a good way
to make a bad situation . . . .
2023-8-28/29

i find many reasons
to beat the hell
out of myself.
i deserve them all,
every beating for. . . .
2023-8-25

it’s noisy as hell
here in my head
and the endless drone
of endless traffic
and the fan in the window. . . .
2023-7-25

kindness and
compassion and
all things
good and
worthy of. . . .
2023-6-6

Tolstoy also nailed it
for individuals.
my unhappiness
and just how
incredibly. . . .
2023-2-7

things that never were
do not matter to me,
not as much as i wish
the things there were
had never been.
2022-12-26

“Ouch, My Back Hurts,
and Other Complaints
Regarding the Human System”
will be the title
of my next book. . . .
2022-12-6

i'm human. . . .




2022-11-6

that’s the hard part about life:
you’re here in the moment
always & nowhere
but here in the moment
and what was. . . .
2022-9-19

self-reflection
isn’t the issue.
i’ve been looking
deep into my soul
my whole, sad life.
2022-9-15

my dream was boring
until Tobey Maguire walked in.
the basketball team
was happy to see him,
but my friend & i. . . .
2022-1-26

some lives are not to be mourned,
having been lived so well as to demand 
celebration & joy
even as we lose
their presence among us. . . .
2022-1-17

how sadly sad
that people
what ought
to know better
because i....
2022-1-13

at my age,
death is something
that grows
more & more likely
with each passing day.
2022-1-11

my upstairs neighbors
woke me at 5:30 am
by running their washing machine,
which is right over my room.
as i lay in bed....
2022-1-8

my body
is doing
all it can
to get me
to take seriously....

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