I’m the Loose Thread in Your Elastic Waistband and I’m Not Going Anywhere

Adam Campbell-Schmitt
2 min readApr 15, 2024

You can’t cut me out of your life so easily.

Photo by cottonbro studio

Ah-ha! Not so fast! Once again you’ve underestimated me, the loose thread dangling from your stretchy waistband!

Go ahead! Pull me completely taut, twirl me around your finger for leverage, and yank me from this elastic ellipse. But it is I who have you wrapped around my…

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Adam Campbell-Schmitt

A writer and editor living, laughing, and loving in the NYC suburbs. Twitter: @adamcswrites