Do not look directly into the projector beam
or confront your dreams, not ever ever ever
Not everyone you know can see the colour blue
and this is problematic when it comes to self-analysis
Our own advice is to keep clear of others, though some—
despite warning signs—will always ignore advice
But if you hear one thing only then let it be Do Not Touch
at least, Handle With Care—and if the label says Fragile
and you’re left wondering how easy it is for some object to break,
some secret to be shared and destroyed, some chance opportunity
or other to be squandered—And if you still need the scrutiny then
wear protective clothing and hold on, hold tight, hold out,
and do not lift manually, and please, with your notebook
and keys—Please do not operate without guards in place—
Make it safe, make it safe—My needs are unknown,
my hopes are unmet, I ask only for authorised personnel
And that sign does indeed read Heavy Plant Crossing
And now remember, to go and wash your hands, I’m all yours