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In the British military, Sunray was the radio code (technically the Appointment Title) used to refer to the boss -- the OC or unit leader. The second-in-command is Sunray Minor; if clarification is needed, the first-in-command maybe referred to as Sunray Major.

Sunray is complimented by Moonbeam, the Chief of Staff. While the titles were not especially sky-themed, they also included Starlight for medical, and Skypilot for the padre.

The Sunray title is useful because it identifies the most senior person available, but it doesn't given any specific information to enemy agents that might be monitoring the frequency. Most specifically, it doesn't give the rank of the person leading the formation, which might be useful in determining the size and perhaps role of the force.

Sunray is also used humorously to refer to spouses; e.g., "Long Haired Sunray".

Appointment titles were replaced…

Your fingers
Across my back
Are electric
Sending shivers
Down my spine
My whole body

Craving you
Aching to feel
Your fingers
Your mouth
Your skin

Though the drought
Is over
And I’ve again
Tasted your
Sweet honey
Held you
At your core
It is not enough

It is never enough
Leaving me with
Delicious longing
Anticipating the
Next opportunity
Satiate my hunger

 the three men I admire most: The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost

 caught the last train for the coast







In the Spring, as the days get long

Graduation approaches and cars filled with teenagers

race through empty streets after dark 


In the Spring,  small Midwestern…

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