Finally it alights as small and fragile as a dragon -fly
And now I must take my thick growing fear
And drag it across the tarmac with my heavy load of safety gear
Have these two tiny pilots ever been in the sky?
Diamox, fleecy sox, water -filter, gortex jackets
Wasn’t there something else? What have we forgotten?
Check the list again. Oh dear-needle and cotton.
Tick Antibiotics, chlorine tablets, guide -books, rehydration packets
And why are the pilots consulting the aircraft manual?

Up, up we bob, ...

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