HOW TO USE THE ELEVATOR

Resist all urges to just get in.

This will cause severe malfunction

Of the neatly balanced system,

Exposing to a careless whim 

 

Every rope therein contained

Contravening what is gained

By the blessings of ascension

So close to being won.

 

Remain inoffensively at ease

Until the automatic noises cease. 

Additionally, withstand the need

In any way to intercede 

 

With precipitous, uncalled-for

Acts inside the door,

Lest the gracefully advancing cage

Inadvertently disengage,

 

Pausing blindly in the well

From where it quickly may rappel

Or change in other ways the status

Of its shaking apparatus,

 

Or in certain states engage

In mechanical rampage,

Leading to a sad farewell

For the erring mademoiselle

 

Who, had she heeded this before

Dismissing it as metaphor,

Might even now be intersecting

With the floor she was expecting.