The Purpose of Trees

To heckle every kite.
To launch a thousand leaves.
To audition every bird whose
song’s his favorite seed.

A coat rack for the fog.
To shadow every field.
A brake to slow you down when you’re
asleep behind the wheel.

from “The Purpose of Things” (Regal House), a collection of short poems and photographs created in collaboration with photographer Pieter de Koninck.