Jessy Randall


When I Think of Sheets

When I think of sheets I think of tuckable
When I think of doorways I think of duckable
When I think of trends I think of buckable
And when I think of you I think of … pleasantness

If you’re sad, you have a frown on you
If you’re made king, they put a crown on you
In a circus accident, you might get a clown on you
And I fondly remember going down … to the grocery


This is Jessy Randall‘s first appearance in Light since the Winter 2003 issue, which contained a poem she wrote as a teenager. Her most recent book is Injecting Dreams into Cows (Red Hen, 2012) and her website is