I Had Children
Because I was reading too many books and getting too much sleep and my self-esteem was too high. Because I needed to be taken down a peg. Because I thought love was one thing and really itís another. Because I thought I knew everything about everything and I didnít know anything, not anything in the world.
Jessy Randall's Injecting Dreams into Cows (Red Hen Press, 2012) contains poems about Ms. Pac-Man, bad phone sex, robots, and Pippi Longstocking (not all at the same time). "Why I Had Children" was emblazoned upon a street-cleansing truck in Australia as part of the Sydney Writers' Festival in 2013.
For more information on the book, including links to reviews, visit Red Hen's site.
For more information on Jessy Randall, visit her website.