The Great White Hunter
or: Bill Green Redivivus
In the forms jungle primeval,
Like a Knight Medieval
Our “Wild Bill” Green will seek his foes
Slash red tape and step on toes.
Stalking the wily bureaucrat
In his native habitat.
Straightening out the young green peas
Lost in forest, finding trees.
Up to all his usual tricks,
Shrink his eyeballs with a “fix”.
For the sacred cow of rubber
Hone his fangs, carve the blubber,
Smiling while he eviscerates.
Lifts his voice and deprecates
A pay scale that will guarantee
In this deck there’s just one joker
He’s a card, bright and ochre,
Who should be dealt with, back to back.
He’s a living One-Eyed Jack!
(and the One-Eyed Jacks are Wild, Son!)
— Grady L. McMurtry
Note: Originally published in Thelema Lodge Calendar, August 1993.