"It's about words, and words are all I have…"



blazing blues  immortalized here many times

would be 96 sunday  eyes very much like a

hawk’s  a member of the raptor family  could

spot a bullshitter from miles away


lately such a bird is frequenting the balcony

of his bride  now 93   let’s call him lee  regaling

her with tales of horseraces  gangstas   +escaping

from burly london toughs   hey jewboy!   


now the witching hour  +illinois honks his horn

ella sits in a housedress  +louis throws back his

leonine head and laughs  white teeth gleaming

lee the hawk dreaming a little dream  of me


Hawks have up to 1,000,000 per sq. mm of photoreceptors

in their retinas, against 200,000 for humans.



SPRING 2017  RIP LEE ATKINS  A MAN    May 21, 1921- August 16, 1989

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2 thoughts on “LEE

  1. Frances Atkins on said:

    Love it! Love it! Mom

  2. Martin Atkins on said:

    You go Leeper! Funny there is a Blue Jay that sits on the wall behind my place and I call him Lee. Nice one.

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