Jenni Uitto is currently completing The Writer's Studio Creative Writing Program at Simon Fraser University. When she is not writing, she can be found travelling wherever the wind takes her and dancing whenever the music is on.

Monday's Poem

© Jenni Uitto

Morning Fire

sit cross legged
in your white cotton pyjamas
by the fire

     this fire

its wrinkles and gaps
where orange meets electric blue
where jagged towers rise,
translucent amber waves
steaming over
steaming up

listen to this sound

a swirling chiffon dress hem
wind alive in the trees

I'm not going to work today

I will heed this call
follow the dog's mocha eyes
her compact body
angled towards morning