Jessy Randall


Boring Dreams

I often dream I’m doing chores—
sorting laundry, cleaning floors.
Why can’t I dream of a little danger?
Spy adventures or sex with a stranger?
I don’t know how to teach my brain
to give a rest to the mundane.
Perhaps tonight when I go to bed
hot celebrities will fill my head.
More likely, though, in my dream-daze
I’ll end up filling ice cube trays.

Jessy Randall‘s poems, comics, and other things have appeared in Light, McSweeney’s, and Poetry. Her most recent book is How to Tell If You Are Human (Pleiades, 2018). She is a librarian at Colorado College and her website is