April 12, 2022

"The Cost of Staying Alive"
A vial of insulin costs less than $10 to produce. But in the U.S. individuals are charged hundreds of dollars for that same vial. And, that's just one expense to consider in "The Cost of Staying Alive".

The Handy Uncapped Pen published my poem "The Cost of Staying Alive", describing how expensive it is to survive as a brittle, insulin-dependent diabetic, on April 8, 2022.

The Handy Uncapped Pen, a community for disabled and neurodivergent writers and other creatives, publishes poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, visual art, interviews, performance videos, and cover reveals, as well as sponsoring an annual contest and a mentor program.