A MEMBER OF EVERYTHING

It’s winter again in Ohio
And I have banished myself to bedroom Siberia
A white tundra of down comforter

Ohio is lovely but she is quite a grey thing
Her ad might say
“Come to Ohio, you’ll love our indoors!”

The problem with our indoors
Is missing out
On being a member of the everything
The risk of
Belonging only to yourself (or your pillow, or Instagram or a good afternoon wank)

And what a crime

But, if I can force myself to, I belong to the “out-of-doors”
I bravely shed baby blanket, bath tub, self-coddling
In favor or a renewed membership
To the everything

WET PINE TREES CLUB
I belong
EMPTY HOUSES ANONYMOUS
I am also a (secret) member
BLACK BIRD POLKA DOT SKY
I want to incorporate with you
SMELL OF DIRT, IRON AND FOG
I am with you!
FILTHY BUS BREATHING FILTHY AIR AT ME
I attend your board meetings
SCREAMING TEENS IN NEON BACKPACKS
I pay dues quarterly
DEAD QUIET, UNEVEN BIKE PATH
You are worth your drab meeting minutes

I implore you to give up
Your Netflix
Your tea and your cat and your foot rub
And
Brave the damp chill

If it had an ad
It would say
“The everything: Worth the temporary discomfort”

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