poetry

Oasis

No idea if anyone is seeing this but sending it out into the ether anyway. First new poem of 2018. Enjoy!

She lived her life dessicated,

An arid desert in the heat of summer…

Dusty sand that scours raw the skin

And the few crumbling brown plants,

dead for lack of moisture.

Then came the storms

With drops that hissed and sizzled,

And drowned the parched land

Bringing life to the xeriscape,

And hope bloomed in profusion.

 

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.

4 Comments

    • Jesi

      I’m so happy to hear from you! I have been feeling very lost and dried up. Then yesterday I met with some friends and left them feeling renewed and reborn. So the metaphor is entirely accurate. I am very pleased with this one. It turned out better than I hoped for.

      • Dawn D

        And I didn’t get notified of your answer, so am only seeing this…
        Sorry about the dried up feeling. I’ve experienced some bout of this too, though NaPoWriMo unstuck me, more or less.
        I don’t have mych time though, so shouldn’t spend it writing or reading blogs, but hey!
        Who cares

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