Poet’s Corner


By Michael Oliveira

where the hell is terms?

the place everyone seems to

finally come to


we have black squirrels

my mind sees only shadows

that have broken free


prosciutto slices

kalamata olives and

a debt to my tongue


remember the things

you’d like to forget? i can’t

recall what they were


i recall the breeze

as an iron frying pan

missed my head; first wife

Michael Oliveira has lived and worked on Martha’s Vineyard for decades. He currently lives in East Falmouth. Poets with a connection to Martha’s Vineyard are encouraged to submit poems to curator Laura Roosevelt at ldroosevelt@gmail.com.