The new poems are still coming. Here’s another, inspired by some of the vastly sage professional advice and self-help tips I’ve heard.
Etiquette for Job Seekers
Do not cross your legs or hang them open.
The Deciders are great believers in the angles
a sentence makes, in the knowledge
measurable in degrees.
Do not ask questions.
They must believe you know everything
— yes, even where the bathroom is.
Do not slouch your shoulders and twist your fingers so.
They’ll think you’re hiding something
in the dimensions dancing inside the spacetime
between your palms, behind your chest.
Do not expect them to know
they don’t know you.