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

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

It's You

Summer and the must
rises, steamy in June and
July. Fanning the heat
winds are hotter hands

down - - not better. I
see stains from sweat,
strain to see what beauty
reveal itself through steam.

Rain showers offer cooling
and make the beast more
tractable, less of its smelling
up dens. Wait for it or

go. You're already home.
No way to escape it's you.
You're the one with the nose.
Be it. Civilization is through.

Last Thanksgiving

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