I need to start a garden.
I need to train these clumsy fingers
to bring forth food
and a flower here and there
to store water
learn how to raise chickens
how to preserve fruits
how to load a gun
I need to learn the landscape
learn how to drive stick
learn how to stand up for myself
I need to raise bees. I need
to learn how to sing.
I need to teach my cats how to hunt.
I need to teach my body
how to move without sleep
I need to learn how to defeather
and gut a bird. How to harvest
mushrooms. How to treat wounds and
rashes. How to remove bullets
from flesh. How to build a barricade.
How to navigate with a compass. How to
make my own clothes. How to
survive. How I survive. How we survive