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Valkyrie

Marauder, Liberator, Vampire.



We released myths into the atmosphere



the way in 1783, Montgolfier



first set free his paper bag.



 



We invested machines



with the power of weather - Hurricane,



Thunderbolt and Whirlwind, as we name



our kids after singers and queens.



 



We envied predatory birds, the Gull,



Eagle, Sparrowhawk, enough to borrow



their identities; and the strongest god,



Hercules, carried to Olympus on a cloud.



 



A Valkyrie was among the first to fly;



her name, 'chooser of the slain' a premonition



of the Blitz and Dresden or the last calls



to earth from those infamous planes.

 
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