Just Sign on the Dotted Line

After that,
the temp agency
can start processing
your background check
and drug test,
get your banking information,
fill out all the tax paperwork,
go over their rules and guidelines,
have you watch
their workplace safety video,
set up an appointment for you
to attend one of their orientations,
and then they might finally consider
letting you sell your soul to them
for a new job.

Gabriel Bates is a poet living in Tiffin, Ohio. His work has appeared in several publications, online and in print. Keep up with him at gabrielbates.substack.com. Read other articles by Gabriel.