Animal Aircraft

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Aircraft sit

attached to teats,

feeding in silent repose

they straddle multiple airport udders



they amble

like lizards,

directed through holding pens,

draughted off

to various runways


These strips of bitumen

run straight,

roads, seemingly to oblivion


Planes delicately lower themselves

tyres commit to earth

and engines reverberate

with the severity of hard brakes



are others


At some invisible cue,

they accelerate,

an expansion of speed

to the magical point

of lift-off


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