Grandfather

Not the clock, and
Not the Hammond Organ,
Not the violin, nor the viola -
People don't even notice the piano.

If what you seek is insight,
stories that irradiate character,
direct visitors to the elephant in our living room,
two tons of steel
that is the business end
of the pickup of the sky.

"I thought that was off an aircraft,"
"Hell, I jumped out of those things back in Desert Storm."
"I flew C130s in to Korea when I was in the Navy."
"My brother did air drop on all seven continents in those things."
"I turned wrenches on those planes at Kelly years ago..."

In this town, the grandfather of the T56 is the mother of all conversation,
turbo prop engines in your living room are as good for deriving stories
as barbacoa and Big Red.

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