• Travel

    Far-Sickness

        Far-Sickness By Jesi Scott   She posts her pictures online for all to see Her adventures in a foreign land; Pictures of buildings and rocks and statues And flowers and trees, Places and things I’ve never seen But ache for as if exiled from home, My desolate soul heartsick for a place I know in my bones I belong to As surely as I know every curve and edge Of my own face in the mirror, Though I’ve never once stepped foot Upon its shores.     **Photo courtesy of Beth Teliho and poem inspired by her trip to England and a different photo that didn’t work out…

  • Poetry

    Set Yourself Free

    Wanderlust By Jesi Scott   It begins again -feeling confined- Breath kidnapped by rigid rules; Society’s norms Leeching the life out of your soul. Responsibility’s chains Weigh your heart down But the key that will unlock you Is nowhere to be found. Marley’s ghost has nothing on you, Already you can see the ground through your fading hand, Sunlight shining through your shadow. But the road’s siren call resounds through you, Signals nerves and muscles, says “come” And you long to break your chains, Leave obligations, send your feet running fast And set you flying free into the air To soar to the invocation of earth and sky And find…