1: Parcel

Wrapped in paper
sealed and glued
a label written
goods included
changing hands
paying fees
status checked
"sign here please"

And off
off it goes
it's out
out of my hands

By trains and planes
by boats and roads
all stacked up
among heavy loads
from port to port
from gravel to tar
at your destination
that's where you are

out for delivery
showing what you have inside
to measurements and tests
then packed
and send right back again

sometimes I fear
you'll never getting here
sometimes I fear
they'll never bring you here

tripping the streets
on careful feet
avoiding the headlights
keeping discreet
anxious and weary
of what you might get
will it be allright
or disaster instead