It’s a long way to the gym

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I need to start gymming again
I’ve said it a million times
I’ve written it down, spoken it aloud
Even written a poem that rhymes

Yet the distance between me and that room
Seems longer than between the earth and the sun
I do not want to drive all the way there
Nor jog, swim, walk, hop or run

I know very well the benefits
Of a good, sweaty exercise
I notice with increasing apprehension
The increase in size of my thighs

I know I need to go there
I know I need to move
I know all of this and yet
My laziness just seems to improve

I need a dose of fire
I need someone to light a spark
A tiny dollop of desire
Before my arteries go dark

Abhijeet Krishnan