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

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.


When I look back, it can be even a short
time, even a day or a month, I often
find I barely know the sleeping pervert
I believe I was. My past is a coffin
from which I arise with a brand new heart.

This realisation likewise makes me
to goggle at the impenetrable
reality, who the future me will be.
The million suits I wore and inscrutable
shall wear (though I'd rather forego some) see

That I am not I, only a construct
From moments of self consciousness plucked.

Night of the Macaroni and Cheese

The Resolution of Writing Anew