Plate 142 of John James Audubon's 'Birds of America' depicting the American Sparrow Hawk; three deeply detailed, wildly colorful birds in shades of russet, cream, gray, and black, in a tree; one is clutching its prey
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Pray not to Heaven
For Heavenly bird
Or Heaven may take you
At your word.
— Stevie Smith

Hawks have never heard of you.

Hawks do not slink, cower, forgive, praise God, reminisce, pray, or worry.

Hawk sightings are “distinguished”: as in, distinguishing the viewer. 

Hawks and hawks.

What hawks do— determine, dive, kill, preen, and show off their profile.

Hawks turn away.

Hawks are restful to think about.

I’d like a hawk to nest in my back yard,

I’d like to have a backyard.

I’d like hawks to attend my funeral.

It’s a paywall, but a small one

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