Poetry

Decompressing

Hello, my darlings! I apologize for taking a few days away from the blog. My two April challenges ended and I apparently did not foresee the emotional toll it would take on me. Life has a funny way of forcing you to slow way the heck down. So, when the train crash (migraine headache) happened inside my head this past Saturday night, it took me some days to recover. And during that time I realized I needed to decompress from all the writing.

I am feeling much better as of today, and I managed to finish reading two books (K-Pax by Gene Brewer and Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard-both excellent reads), as well as getting caught up with a couple of daily poetry books. I got so behind in April.

First, I need to shout Happy Birthday to my friend Denise in Georgia! She came in for a mini vacation and I got to spend most of Friday with her and Saturday night. Sorry, my darling, that I had to leave early Saturday night. The headache hit and it wasn’t pretty after I got home. But thank you SOOOOO much for the journal and the inspiration wall item. I HAVE to learn how to do make my own. It was perfect! Especially with the ‘blood’ splatters. πŸ˜€

Since I have taken a few days off I am going to post something that I wrote a few days ago (in my new journal). It’s a little depressing but considering I wrote it with the after effects of a migraine, it shouldn’t be surprising. But I like the rhyme scheme.

Hope you all are enjoying your Wednesday.

xo Jesi

P.S. Did you see The Avengers? What did you think? I’ll tell you my thoughts tomorrow.

 

The End

by Jessica Scott

 

Up-end the glass,

let it fall, let it shatter;

let the dregs of wine splatter

the floor like blood.

 

Time enough to take the measure

of a half-lived love

given one good shove;

now its arteries we sever.

 

Leave the mess, and leave the shame,

breathe in the guilt and ether,

say you’re sorry and goodbye though neither

can bring us back from the dead.

Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

7 Replies to “Decompressing

  1. So tempting to give up and just throw that wine glass at the wall *HUGS*

    Glad you’re feeling a bit better. Writing is a tough thing to come back from and I’m glad you’ve had plenty of Real going on to help mitigate the after-effects.

    No I have NOT seen the Avengers yet and I WANT TO SO BAD but I think I need to wait and see how finances are, but I keep hearing it’s AMAZING.

  2. The poem is haunting and beautiful . . . sometimes after migraine writing is charged with so much emotion. I hate to say it, but after anxiety attacks, I know if I pick up a pen something unexpected and usually good comes out – either that or I feel the need to burn the page! I am so glad you are feeling better πŸ™‚ I haven’t seen the movie yet, but my snarky little offspring have and they are torturing me!

    1. Don’t read my post today then! LOL. It’s all about the movie except at the end where I included a new poem. Just skip right to the bottom!
      I think you’re right. I call after migraine writing “taking it out on the poem” because that’s kind of what I do. It’s better than taking it out on anyone else. πŸ™‚
      And, yes, those poems are totally charged.

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