Definitely NOT the Ballroom Blitz

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

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10 Responses

  1. Cindy says:

    These are really good! 🙂

  2. lrconsiderer says:

    ‘He left his mark’ – so powerful. Ack :/

    I’ve decided (even though I like how you developed yours, and how prettily the thoughts flowed) that blitz is not my favourite format. I cheated and didn’t do it. But reading them…well, I guess they confuse me less than haiku.

  3. Rod E. Kok says:

    Jessica, all 3 poems are great! Different emotions are given through each. The blitz poem is a cornucopia of emotion and image. ‘Come Inside’ is cleanly erotic (I love it!!), and ‘He Left His Mark’ just leaves me mad at him. Great writing!! *subscribed via email so I don’t miss a thing!!*

    • Jessica says:

      I loved writing Come Inside. It was just pure inspiration…and, well…yeah. LOL
      As for He Left His Mark…I won’t go into it but I really needed to write about it and get it out. I don’t like letting things simmer; I don’t think its emotionally healthy. So this was therapy. 🙂
      Glad you liked all 3. The first one I’m still up in the air over. But it was interesting trying not to overthink and just let the words come.
      And, yay! Another subscriber! LOL

  4. Bastet says:

    autumn poetry
    forms, unformed and haiku
    – blitzed

    love your set of poetry and thought you did the blitz quite well … I couldn’t resist sending you a haiku … 😉

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