Poet’s Corner: Coronaikus



By Michael Oliveira

upon reflection
that mirror guy is starting
to get on my nerves

heh heh heh heh heh
staccato delivery
helicopter laugh

the past behind me
yet the nagging feeling it’s
going to lap me

loved the Lone Ranger
when young: now I get to be
a full grown masked man

dry roasted peanuts
white wine in a jelly jar
watching Goodfellas

my hair damp as I
roam room-to-room under my
Charlie Brown rain cloud

on Lucy Vincent
the buddha cliff contemplates
the far horizon

Michael Oliveira has lived and worked on Martha’s Vineyard for decades. Currently living in East Falmouth, he has been documenting his quarantine by using the Japanese poetic form, haiku. 

Poets with a connection to Martha’s Vineyard are encouraged to submit poems to Laura Roosevelt at ldroosevelt@gmail.com