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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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7 Responses

  1. Tina says:

    This is very timely, You might not know it, but tonight is the beginning of the Jewish New Year, a time for reflection and the beginning of new thoughts, hopes and prayers.

    • Jesi says:

      Wow! I didn’t actually look at my calendar until I read that so, no, I didn’t know. And, though I’m not Jewish, I could certainly use new thoughts and blessings. I wish a blessed holiday and a year full of more positive things than negative for you and your loved ones. 🙂

  2. Dawn D says:

    Very deep and sorrowful. Yet hopeful as well… It took me a long time to get to the end, I had to try many many times. I think the words hit too close to home, I had to prepare myself to accept them 🙂

    • I’m not surprised you had a hard time with it. This came from deep within on a very rough day. The surprise, however, may be that all it basically is about is a wish.

      • Dawn D says:

        Why should I be surprised? Don’t we all wish for just that, this sort of recognition of all of us?
        I hope you find it. Just like I hope I one day feel strong enough to be like this too…

        • Jesi says:

          Oh, honey. I don’t feel strong at all. I feel incredibly fragile and tender, as if I could break at the slightest touch. I just do what needs to be done and keep putting one foot in front of the other and breathing. 🙂
          xo to you too.

          • Dawn D says:

            Oh love, I’m sorry you are feeling so fragile. I know that feeling all too well.
            But remember where you’re coming from. Remember all you have overcome already to be where you are.
            It’s Ok to simply survive for a while, while you gather your strength. You can do it! You ARE doing it 🙂

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