College Team on the Plane

Bright smiles and joking,
the air around them crackles,
forearms muscular,
veins protruding
faded jeans hardly
contain what bulges beneath.

With the ease of a hook shot,
each tosses
a canvas bag in the overhead.

Athletic strides–
all coiled power.
The military can’t wait
to have them sign
on the dotted line.

Fodder for our foes.