T.A. Barnhart
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poemetry

a way to explore thoughts, usually first thing in the morning.

2018-03-01

if being a better person
were easier to do,
i’m sure more of us
would do it.
being just who we are,
who we’ve always been,
is so much easier
than changing & becoming
the kind of person
we believe
(we are told)
we should be.
this is a fundamental problem.
humans are not wired
to want to become better;
we are wired to act
in ways other people
find acceptable.
artifice & deceit
are easier to accomplish
than real change,
so let me tell you
some pretty lies.

T.A. Barnhart