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Ad astra

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His mother claims he’s a fighter pilot.
From the Second World War, she says.
She wasn’t born till five years after.

She says she saw him downed over Deutschland.
Get captured, POW’d.
Saw his wife and child back in Blighty.

That aged two, he spoke like a man distressed.
That his body ditched like a plane.
That she saw his whole life before her.

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