A RAPTOR NAMED LEE
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