On strategic survival missions
Miniature Spitfires
Perform their air show
Outside our window
Free of charge.

Svelte, sylph-like, surreal
Darting, twisting, swerving
Plunging towards their quarry
They burn up the sky
Oblivious of their fans.

Heedless of brilliance
With no applause
Again, with daring they stage
Impossible aerobatic stunts
An exquisite encore

Eleanor Kidd, Port Sydney

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