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 Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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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