For All of THOSE Type of Exes

Ex Doesn’t Mark This Spot

By Jesi Scott


Don’t put your brand on me

You have no right to stereotype what you don’t know.

How can you judge a soul you’ve never seen,

This convoluted perception that you bestow?


I’m not responsible for the pain in your heart

Though blameless for someone else’s hurt, I’m not

Don’t put your brand on me,

Ex doesn’t mark this spot.


Not that you’ll ever listen to a word I say,

I obviously could never understand,

You’ve only seen what you want to see,

So you think you control the upper hand.


But, life has a way of balancing out,

And in karma’s nets, you can be caught.

What goes around comes around,

And ex doesn’t mark this spot.

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.

3 Replies to “For All of THOSE Type of Exes

  1. Is it wrong that I hope that SOMEHOW this gets seen by a certain person?


    Well done for poeming it. I hope it helped a little, even if only in processing.

    1. It did help. LOL…
      Does it make me a bad person that I hope she sees it, too, and that she realizes she’s just been immortalised in verse?

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