The rules are and will be as follows,
except when they are changed or
No open-toed shoes.
I just don’t like seeing toes.
They remind me of walking
barefoot on a sun-warmed beach,
which I’ve never had vacation time for.
No fish in the microwave.
See above. I’ve never been
to the ocean.
In case of heavy rain,
all overhead lights must be
switched off so I can close
my eyes and imagine the downpour
as waves lapping at the shore.
*For a list of extenuating reasons a rule may
no longer apply, please see appendix
16.3.126a (located in the office
in the basement near the water heater,
which keeps it tropical, except
when it is moved to the box
beneath the Ficus on floor 3, for the shade).
L.M. Cole was once an assistant supervisor and donation center lead for a blood bank. She has also been a trainer in almost every other company she’s worked for, which is both fulfilling and disheartening. She has poems published in Roi Faineant, Unfortunately Lit, Morning Fruit Magazine and forthcoming in Olney, Moss Puppy, Gastropoda and others. She can be found on Twitter: @_scoops__