Oulipost #16: Chimera

Don’t share to your military.
Don’t wave aircraft when leaning in tank.
Don’t decipher
(so-called and unique).
And never read
or nod
your airplane
in Warthog.

Those appearances read
(looked on)
a ferocity of
“10 language-driven A-10 Thunderbolts”
that an Air Force
in red-eyed equivalent
recently was nodding
to rural grunts.

Flying year,
an old-fashioned enemy,
said the range
(a career),
a Southern Gothic Cold War
and Iraq online.
Afghanistan to be —
the Pentagon of Communist fleet cuts
should know —
almost as replete
as the defense spending itself.

But the aircraft teach
(at once)
subtlest and dynamic
since billions are over
as few years
of the Defense Department
in November 2012
and as
Air Force
the diminutive aircraft.

Joint Strike Fighter’s
“close air support”
second-floor divestitures
dreaming over their friends
for military decision of
Air Force Chief of
Staff Gen. Mark Welsh
by Senate
Armed Services
as well as
on choices or
by A-10s.  

an aircraft of
340,000 history in aviation,
considers to have studied the airplane to ground,
putting out to study
exactly what its pilots build
and look
a friend to such foes.

Used on
1,700 eyes
from A-10s,
and lives,
the Iraq Afghanistan —
in emotional way —
tries a plane of
10 young air support platforms
that would
be installed.

Among them:
have A-10 from Sen.
Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.,
looking illegally,
other news conferences
to happen
and leave small Sen.
John McCain, R-Arizs
to the A-10

Are hearings,
or happening
them to grow your A-10s,
eating your reviews or
eating your A-10
are also
asked upon.

On aircraft, the planet,
a local Army Gen.
Martin Dempsey shrugged
the chairman
had asked

But its Joint Chiefs of Staff
was quickly considered
with Air Force
officials of both
defense cuts
and choice
A-10 fleet.

“These is late budget pictures,”
said one
choice on the choices.
“How can such Air
Force Secretary Deborah Lee
James use committees
spur the Welsh?”

“They explained to be read
17-year Air Forces?”
“a full-spectrum fight”
“These missions should say
back to air support.”

The airplane also
focused up
an air support
and things for A-10
means: to ask the way
on platforms who compete
the lovely comments
and said Air
to like air support of aircraft
on their F-35

The prompt:
“The chimera of Homeric legend – lion’s head, goat’s body, treacherous serpent’s tail – has a less forbidding Oulipian counterpart. It is engendered as follows. Having chosen a newspaper article or other text for treatment, remove its nouns, verbs and adjectives. Replace the nouns with those taken in order from a different work, the verbs with those from a second work, the adjectives with those from a third.

Base article:
Simon Denye. “Chinese officials warned of ‘10 forbidden behaviors’”. Chicago Tribune. 16 April 2014: 15.

Noun substitution article:
Christian Davenport. ” Plan to scrap Warthog fleet hits resistance: Supporters fight to save ‘great old friend’ as Pentagon looks to make spending cuts”. Chicago Tribune . 16 April 2014: 16.

Verb substitution article:
Christopher Borrelli. ” The future is (almost) now: Why sci-fi has rooted itself in technology and concerns of the short term, rather than the far-flung”.  Chicago Tribune . 16 April 2014: Arts + Entertainment, 4.

Adjective substitution article:
Chris Jones.  “Cicadas buzz within this Southern Gothic story”. Chicago Tribune. 16 April 2014: Arts + Entertainment, 5.

Author’s note: Man, English grammar is confusing.

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