birds in a barrel's mission is to release creative nonfiction into the wild.

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

Dear Body,

Please forgive me
for the years I heaped  
hate on you, my
nearest friend.
There is virtue in
the mole inside the
left forearm that
is hard to tell:
it's unassailable.
You appeared solely  
to be near to me.
How can I question
such dearness? It
arises innocently,
for nobody but  
me. If this small
soldier conspires
to bend its processes
to be a part of a
body who does
nought but support  
continued existence:
it's all miraculous.

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