Something To Think About Today

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. Hi Jessica. Winter is so bleak for me. A reminder that even the birds make it through was very necessary for me today. Thank you.

    • Jesi says:

      You’re welcome. This came more from watching two homeless men on Christmas Eve than from watching birds. I was blessed to see true compassion that night. One of the men was teaching the other how far it was from the curb of the sidewalk to the parking lot because the other homeless man was blind. It made me sad because while I have a roof over my head and I had enough food to eat that’s all I have. I had no money to give them and no way of getting food to them. It made me think about what would I sacrifice for someone else. I’d sacrifice for my kids and my family, practically anything. But others? And what would others sacrifice for me? How many people even know we’re on the brink of being homeless ourselves? Thankfully, we’ve been making it through but still, the threat is there. And so this is about that. But I am truly glad it helped you in a completely different way. I love that poetry is subjective this way.

      • Oh, I didn’t take it literally — I assumed it was about homeless people. It just struck me the other way as well. Your metaphor was double-edged.

      • Dawn D says:

        I am truly sorry to read of your struggles. I know the feeling myself, though not in the same manner as you. And I’m grateful to know that I have enough to see me through a while longer.
        Sending hugs and love, as it is all I can send from so far away.

        • Jesi says:

          Thank you, Dawn. Your hugs are greatly appreciated as are the thoughts behind them. I so hope you are doing well.
          Yes, we’re struggling but there’s always a light in the distance, and it is getting closer. We just have to keep trudging towards it. We’re getting by each month and that’s a good thing. Spring should see a much better future for us.

          • Dawn D says:

            I’m hanging in there too. Not so much financially (though the struggling is back), but most of all emotionally (I finally realised I suffer from PTSD. That was a big revelation, and I’m still trying to fight the thing. At least, now I know what it is, I can fight it better!). It really felt like sh*t kept piling onto the prevous sh*t over the past few months. It looks like things may begin to clear, and I’m hoping it’s the new trend my life will follow for the coming year 😉
            More hugs sent your way then! XO

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