and a light unto my path...
(or, What I Did this Summer)
Low Altitude Navigation & Targeting Infra- Red for Night I remember when we made the great long pods iron pellets strapped to birds of prey canisters holding eyes shrewd mechanical eyes that transmitted data saw pictures ripped to bits talked to the eggs we laid such wonderful eggs eggs that flew and dropped hatching into such beautiful hues the people on the ground watching it brought the colour out in their eyes but the pilot never saw oh no we only showed him black & white high resolutions delivered on time 98% of the time LANTIRN worked perfectly from beginning to end. for the others we're sorry so very sorry but you see that's $3.6 billion R&D again $3.6 billion R&D and nearly 100 thous-and lives cost $36 for a life not bad, considering Oh say can you see thy word is a lamp unto my one tin soldier. I. II. Lightly as napalm Laughing at nothing tears the infant restlessly invading rocket nose nods III. IV. Long after nightfall Like a newborn ticking ignition thought immortal reins near rolls noiselessly V. Light above no thunder instant red nectarines