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


what’s love
got to do with it,
Tina Turner asked;
i have the same
question about reality —
the first sixty-one years
of my life
have been little more
than a series
of bad ideas
badly executed.
i feel cheated.
i get one life,
and this
is what i got?
the more i ponder
on that idea,
the less real
it seems.
although i don’t think
that feeling cheated
is the outcome
the Buddha
was intending
when he urged
his followers
not to be trapped
in false beliefs
about reality.

T.A. Barnhart