-- With drones, there are no pilots to become casualties (NPR report, Sept. 4, 2007)[end italic]
By Gene Grabiner
Some fast thumbs joystick
kid from Vegas in this windowless
desert room out by the Spring Range,
in front of a huge quad array,
backlit vid screens.
Room in perpetual fluorescent daylight
just like casinos downtown.
Gets laser right on target,
on the money, on the button,
it's a win.
Collateralizes that insurgent
Afghan wedding party.
Breaks for ham
Sandwich, some pop and a smoke before
ducking back down
in his bunker, Creech Air Force Base.