The Skymaster – “Big Easy 3 … 9”
“Gear down”, “Flaps full,” in a falling “Flare”
Over the apartments, rounds out with some power,
The graveyard rushing by, underneath,
With a skip-Squeech, Skip-squeech on touchdown,
The P  S  P  clitters and clatters
In a buckle-ing and rolling ruckus.
The nose gear,  held high, falls with a thud.
The pilot tap-dances on the brakes.
( The hydraulics chortle, squish, and sing
To milk bottles waltzing in wire crates. )
The “Follow Me!”  Welcomes the Lady.
A.E. L’dard 3 July 1988   Airlift Memories