(Poem) Woodpecker by Andrea Nicki

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

Not a bird liked by everyone

a “beautiful swan” gliding soundlessly

through a pond in a restful park

inspiring sketches and paintings

or a fairy-like hummingbird

gifted with ornate feeders

in backyard gardens


Pecking noisily through bark

it doesn’t care if others are offended

the City Park Board

will continue drilling

until it penetrates the last layer

finds a home for its young

inspiring deep thinkers to keep

chipping away at falsehoods

smokescreens, failing frameworks

ignoring opposition

until they arrive at hospitable structures

for raising humans


Meet Mago Contributor, Andrea Nicki.