Pixilated, on a clear day, a shovel may resemble
a rifle. A woman is always a civilian, by definition,
and data (416–957 civilians dead by drones
in Pakistan) will not be updated. The ability
to loiter for longer along the largely erased border
between Iraq and Syria will pursue American
interests. They named a drone Hermes, after Herma,
Greek for: prop, heap of stones, boundary marker.
Oh mighty messenger of the gods (—Aeschylus),
bringer of good luck, guide and guardian (—Homer),
thief at the gates, watcher by night (—anon),
give us the full leaked report without seeking
permission for entry. Hermes, you who protect
trade and travelers, god of transition, and poets.