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

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

Duane

 Duane live with me,
in the small bedroom.  
He was days away from
being homeless, so
now he stays here.
 
Today Jane said:
I'm not sure Duane
is trainable. Word.
 
We make a boat
of misfits, fight;
He's in my
personal space!
 
Not my slave! but
I want him to
contribute. So
 
I find myself a
member of management.
What did I expect?
He brings out
my mom - - what
rankled most.
And he does what
I done: heels drag.
 
How long can I make it
work?

Manga

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