when curtain rises
the cargo choreographer,
perched on four-ton steel steed
executes his performance.

he launches
unleashing a shrink-wrap lasso,
binding boxes branded with a sticker slap.

massive serving fork slides into a pine pallet,
a prelude to pirouettes
and catacomb chassé,
highlighted with staccato horn solo
echoing ‘til destination reached.

lading angel lifted,
he files it in finale.

mast lowered,
he dismounts to promenade away.