How to Fix a Flat on a Mantis EXO9

Outrunning a sandstorm and the enemy
first abort the nav sequence and exit
the planet’s atmo will tear into your lungs
second ignore the shiprock at two klicks
your squad won’t make it that far

Laser away the back leg damage
defrost a tub of microflesh fillets
link in place until they autopack
lather the area with activating gel
finish with a neoprene skimcoat

Ignore the nav alarms and gallop hard
for the sanctuary of that big rock
where the storm wall deflects south
where the men thank you shouting
what a woman ignore that too

—Robert Frazier