The Angel of Simon

is a tiny
orange fire
the flat.
He shakes

and topples
house plants,
gravity as he
leaps at
paper bows,
climbs to
the tops
of screens
in a flash!
Simon hunts—
chases gum
extension cords,

breaks a lampshade.
After the scolding he
fizzles out, falls asleep
in the middle
of the floor.
The angel
of Simon
prowls among
tropical plants,
dreams that
he’s a big
jungle cat.

~ Pierrette Requier

Pierrette Requier, facilitator of the Wind Eye Poetry Seminars for 8 years, has been involved in the Edmonton poetry performance scene for 16 years. She has read in many venues across Alberta and has recently completed manuscript of prose poems in a bilingual (English/français) Northern Alberta dialect. Eleven of her pieces will appear in February 2008 in Other Voices, Edmonton’s Journal of the Literary and Visual Arts.

One Response to “The Angel of Simon”

  1. Pierrette: I was at your workshop at the Author’s Assn. You had given me your card and info about the Wind Eye Poetry Seminars — could you send that to me again please?
    Thank you.
    Lana Shepherd

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