Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart

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2020-3-12

so this is how it was
for our parents and grandparents
in the times of hardship and want?
no. hardly.
we are being inconvenienced...
2020-3-3

the unhappiness
the anger
as life does not
follow my desires....
2020-2-12

undeniable truth #1:
people suck.

humans exist
for only one reason...
2020-2-8

my goal
(damn. how quickly
i forget)
is to find
in every moment...
2020-2-6

i wish
that wishing
were as wonderful
as i wish
wishing
were.
2020-2-3

anger tastes
so good;
deserved anger
more so....
2020-2-2

it doesn’t matter
when we die.
whether a few cells
fail to attach
to the womb...
2020-1-29

it’s frightening
that all
i have to do
to avoid
stupid fights...
2020-1-25

once you get there,
the point where
you accept,
despite the fear
and the longing...
2020-1-20

now that i have
done my part
to perpetuate the species,
my other human task,
in evolutionary terms....
2020-1-18

life gets disrupted
(to use neutral language
that fails entirely to capture
just what the fuck
i went through)
2020-1-12

at this stage of my life
(some might say, late,
and who am i to argue
such a meaningless point?)
2020-1-10

this world owes me a lot
for all it’s put me through
in this
but, of course....
2020-1-9

they don’t want us
to think for ourselves;
it’s too inconvenient
for them, for us....
2020-1-6

it’s not a joke:
one life
(this life)
and then, you’re done.
2020-1-5

there’s a fine line between
self-discipline
and
a commitment to doing something
2020-1-4

finding a single
word
is more than i can do
this morning.
2020-1-3

i wait for my muse,
a spark of genius,
but the trouble is
what i’m really hoping for
2020-1-2

the second day of the year.
meh.
no parties.
no parades.
2019-1-1

i'm trying to find my way,
as the new year starts,
between idiot optimism
and unnecessary cynicism.

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