Aerial acrobatics, a comet

starring straight ahead, eye’s ten

fold, an unblinking cinema

landscape.  Emu

barely concealed, like an exposed mount

of butterfly antennae, immune

to conversation, mute

now the deaf cease.  ammo

extinguished wholeheartedly, nice

smiles radiate like sonar, tame

received in kind, a mate

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