M is for More

M is for more
for mama, for milk
for myself, lost m in an
alphabet of 25 letters, for
me, just eeeeee receding
down a well.

M for massive, my
mass, big arms, fat feet,
double chin in every photograph.

M for map, what's needed
to find certain parts of my body.

M for more, mama, more milk,
says the baby,

Jessy Randall

Jessy Randall's childhood bedtime ritual included going through the
American Sign Language alphabet to herself in the dark.
Her website is