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

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

Litany of Unpreparedness

old age
onslaught of dust
unruly students
global warming
the death of a pet
the depth of that grief

spiteful friends
being called names
making this list
giving up being kissed

gangs of weeds
cats that pee on everything
incontinence myself
arguing for my hypothesis
losing my bearings

having money
having none
taking care of man-children
allergies to penicillin
nuclear season

owning a gun
breaking my leg
living so long
being side-swiped
the end of everything

I Misunderstood

Small - or is it?