Thursday, April 12, 2018


this is my membership
it entitles me to nothing
it is only a membership
a way to prove i belong
to a profession
it required only my name
and a job description
(and a small annual fee)

every year they remind me
you belong to a profession
they mention me by name
i reintroduce myself
describe what i do
where and for whom

very little usually changes
not even the annual fee
the sticker with the year
the only thing that changes
my name stays the same
the proof they require
they believe everything i say