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

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

upon overhearing a griping girlfriend . . .

"If you let me go"

then you may rest,
assured, I'll keep growth
up, into something best,
better than before. Then

"at the end of the day"

you'll be sorry I'm gone
taking all my brilliance
with me, what you'll miss.

"My body would not do it"

- - pretend one jot longer
to have the will not to hear
that you were lying all along.

"somebody else will"

get my benefits, of the doubt
and all, or could be no
one yet comes to know

"can't get an argument out of me"

Don't let me hear

"he's shocked"

All this is an idea whose
vocalization has come and
I'm listening.

At the Nissan Dealership

San Ramon de la Virgen