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The very term evokes a vision
Of unparalleled precision
In the nitty-gritty, minding-of-the-store
(I doubt that I'm a pilot anymore).
A new vocabulary too
for what you see, and feel, and do:
Bilge and Water Rudder, On the Step and Winch
(If this is aviation, I'm a finch)!
Just the walkaround inspection
Can incite an insurrection.
What we need here is a different set of tools
(It's not so tricky once you learn the rules).
It's both an airplane and a boat;
You learn to fly, you learn to float.
The result is a mobility unmatched
(Since pelicans and seagulls first were hatched).
An apparition in the night,
The very pinnacle of flight
Which if God had not intended man to fly. . .
(He would not have given floats to you and I).
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