OLD WIVES' TALE
New Zealand has a lot of Pisceans, Arieses and Taureans
because that’s when the cows are dry.
We Leos stand out like roaring sunflowers in a field
of pink and white clover,
the miniature yellow suns of dandelions shouting down
the daisies on the vert enamel
of a suburban lawn that thinks itself a colonial scale model
of Hampton Court.
It’s really too hot today to be mowing lawns, but we
do it anyway, to welcome spring.
We are adept at skim-spotting ‘Z’s in foreign books
they stand out
like the balls on a musterer’s dog, especially in proximity
But really most of us are just trying to get our ducks
into some kind of syzygy.