Pisces/ Sign on the Line
I’ve always followed the signs
and they’ve never led me wrong,
though the sign-post is often obscured
by scribbles and scrawls of teenage vandals.
I was assigned a placement at the office
after signing on, and there I signed forms, answered phones,
and told my boss she looked like the demon headmaster
(at which point I was forced to resign).
I thought I might re-train in maths
and have been practising my sine tan cos
but my sinuses are all blocked up
from trudging to the job centre in the rain.
So I’m having a day off.
The baby stuck my pencil up her nose;
this may be a sign that she’s going to be
a rocket scientist. Or so mother thinks,
but her sign is the fish so I doubt it.