KIRTLAND - BASE OPERATIONS
into procedures, a hot pilot's yoked mind force-fed oxygen
behind a dark visor, a huge blood-gland pumping bile through
computerized circuits, products of long unbroken chains
of hi-tech sticks and stones...
ruby optics, Walleyes' seeking new targets in Black & white
visions from the past...HARMS hunger for microwave ovens,
Bullpups pull up short to Sidewinders' birdlike hearts
pumping cold neutrons, Sparrows spread their suicidal feathers,
and a beautifully plumed Phoenix rises through the heat
of its own marrow.
bird cloned evolves a family of feral hunters emitting
a familiar odor: Enchilada Air Force, Corsairs fat on the
Captain's machine gun pods bugged with instrumentation
planing through a sickened jaundiced sky.