The thickly leafy whatzzit tree
rises very pointedly
stretching most directionally
I wonder what I’m supposed to see.
Or maybe that’s a goose-type bill
and feathers made of chlorophyll
some arboreal whippoorwill
gowned in pinnate down and quill.
Or maybe…well, I don’t know how
I can see through its nom-de-bough
morphing sly from then to now
laughing at my furrowed brow.
More thanks to the S.W. Berg Photo Archives and the curator thereof.