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

fourteen may

a lifetime
of dumb decisions,
so of course
i want to know
who or what
to blame.
from my parents
to grade school bullies
to years of failure
in almost every
exception being
my primary
human function:
i produced
two healthy offspring
and thus fulfilled
my evolutionary role.
with that
out of the way,
i have
no real need
to remain.
let’s be honest
about that:
raise them to adults,
and that’s pretty much
job done.
the life of dumb
doesn’t matter;
that’s just
an annoyance.
my only purpose now
is to find peace,
to share peace,

to be peace.
or to die.
in the end,
is there any difference?

T.A. Barnhart