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

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

Written Record

Am I especially tactile concerned?
Because my hands sport my prize
scars. Or is it the same with you?

There's the pork chop scar from a duel
I lost to frozen meat. It filled the sink
with blood when I was young. Then

the mighty scrape from changing
oil - - whose filth made it take long
to heal. I was proud to show how
I could do that myself though!

Two fingers have faint scars from
my pre-remembering time. I
was told my hand caught in
the automatic door going the wrong
way. They still fascinate when a
moment comes to hunt them down.

I wrote a poem once about opening
my hand prying off the top of a poster
tube to see some teaching tool I
never used. It was published too.

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