more than once

i lay inside an intercontinental ballistic missile

my legs outside the tube

my body inside

fitting a precision optical device

immediately below three re-entry bodies

a.k.a. bombs

so that we could determine exactly

where the missiles were oriented

clamped to their mounting rings

a few thousandths of an inch error

multiplied by a few thousand miles down range

might mean we would completely destroy

the wrong city

10/11/18 LV
Copyright Michael Douglas Scott