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Jessy Randall

Thank-You Note to the Supposed Lesbian
  Who Stole My Boyfriend

You and your
clingy shirts with
girl cartoon characters,
your funky glasses
and super-short haircut.

You and your
broken heart,
knowledge of diners
and flea markets,
vegetarian recipes.

You took him,
and forgot to say

But then,
I forgot to say
thank you.

Nine Short Poems About Paris

While you are trying to sleep, a bird moans.

Flunch, Dooble, Quick, Naf-Naf.

A lady who is mean is mean to everyone – not
just because she is French.

Sigh – you cannot say the complicated thing.

The Stravinsky fountain has many parts, all moving.

It is fun to read a bad book in a good café.

Narrow streets and narrower sidewalks. You
may fall off the curb.

The man continues to butter the crepes,
and butter them, and butter them.

At night, the Seine is lit up like a television.

©2004 by Jessy Randall

Jessy Randall's two books are Dorothy Surrenders and Slumber Party at the Aquarium (100 signed and numbered copies available from Unicorn Press -- more information) . She is the Curator of Special Collections at Colorado College, and lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, two small children, and sister-in-law.

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