Poet’s Corner: Michael Oliveira


By Michael Oliveira

when that red headed
woodpecker returns between
4 and 6 am daily
to thrum out a staccato beat
on the metal gutter
outside my bedroom to inform
the local ladies
of his availability
for a round of
avian misbehavian

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 community@mvtimes.com