Aces in the Air

Brad Ratay

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French WWI pilot Victorin Garaix in his airplane, March 1914, by an unknown author. Image is available for use in the public domain.


Aces in the Air by HeWhoPutts
Elevation: 12,000 feet

Palms sweating, nervous laughter

Engines buzz like swarms of bees

Enemy Squadron, 12 o' clock

Stay in a tight formation

Engage at will, gentlemen

Bullets fly, airplanes tumble

One down. A Second. A Third.

A fourth, and fifth. Suddenly

All is calm. The smoke settles.

Men are accounted for, and

tallies are taken. Robert!

You shot down five planes today

Congratulations ace,

You have earned your wings.