For Pete’s Sake…

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.

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15 Responses

  1. Glad to hear you’re feeling better – sounds a bit of an ordeal. Makes me wonder if I should have more sympathy for pirates, who have to wear eye patches all the time….

    I especially liked the first poem here – beautiful and melancholy 🙂

  2. lrconsiderer says:

    Really tenderly and beautifully done, that first one. And the second feels kind of dystopia-empowering. If that makes any sense whatsoever.

  3. Two incredible poems. Both heart rendingly beautiful. The first one may live for awhile in my mind 🙂

    • Jesi says:

      I’m so glad they resonated with you. That first one is still humming within me as well. I love when my subconscious opens up something so beautiful to my conscious self and lets me give it voice.

  4. Cindy says:

    Both are beautiful, just as you are beautiful. I love how you can see all sides, the beautiful and the truth. ~Hugs~ glad to hear you are feeling better, my Love!!

    • Jesi says:

      Thank you, my Dragon Girl. I love how you see the beauty in everyone and everything. Your optimism is so wonderful and necessary. 🙂

  5. Ouch, please take care of that eye.

    I immensely enjoyed both your poems.. the first one, for it brings out the essence of what a loss signifies.. the little things. The second one reads like a modern fairytale. Fabulous job with both 🙂

  6. Dawn D says:

    Oh Jesi! These poems are so powerful, so full of love!
    Yes, it requires lots of love, self-love, to burn some dysfunctional bridges and take care of oneself.
    As usual, reading your words is a powerful experience. Thank you!
    (And I’m glad you got that eye sorted! Would have loved reading a pirate story though 😉 ).

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