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

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

Hit the Sack

If you crave the long ride to
somewhere far away, and
different and new, I say you
can go within, enjoy the band
in your own head, its jamming
is far-flung as universe caravanning.

In dreams the most extreme place
I've been is turning into someone else,
a different member of the human race.
Better than hard liquor belts,
though disorienting and disconcerting
when awake you're reverting!

One time I was a man with
beard engaged in sexual escapades:
that was a shock. Reality no monolith!
Surprised but not at all afraid,
I felt I was a far way from
myself, and I had sperm!

Not rarely, I see my life through
the lens of a different existence.
I find I'm traveling two avenues
at once: one a good distance
from what I make me believe
to be true, outside what I conceive.

The Break Up

Not Faking It