The Day Before

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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11 Responses

  1. Making connections is one of my favourite things about joining these challenges. Thank you for sharing your poems with us. It is hard to send our writing, poetry or prose, out into the world. So glad you did. Enjoy NaNoWriMo. November means PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) for me. All the very best!

    • Jessica says:

      Thank you so much! Thanks for sharing yours as well. And good luck on PiBoIdMo. 🙂
      Haven’t heard of that one. There’s a month for everything. LOL

  2. Great questions in the first one, poigant second one, and I’m too tired to say more about the rest. Beautiful page!

  3. Rod E. Kok says:

    Jessica, I have to say it again. Your poetry is inspiring, and I am so glad to have made your acquaintance. I hope that we will remain in contact far past this crazy month of poetry (Twitter FTW). I love your poems of today. See ya tomorrow for the last day of insanity!

  4. lrconsiderer says:

    I really love the sunbeams one, and I have to say, I do rather like the others, too – the first a shade more, though I can tell that the second is really personal to you.

    YAY for connections and making friends. I’m gonna stick around 🙂

  5. Dawn D says:

    I haven’t had time to read all 4. I read the first two and must say that I prefer the second. I really love that one. It is very powerful. Well done for crafting your words so beautifully!

    • Jessica says:

      Thank you. 🙂
      What’s funny is that second one I didn’t like very much. Maybe because it is sort of personal. But I wasn’t going for that at the time. I was just thinking of any woman really who gets stuck in any relationship that she loses herself in, like taking care of aging parents who can’t take care of themselves, or a job that she can’t get out of, etc. But I am glad people are liking it. Funny how that works. The Nutcracker is Tchaikovsky’s best loved work but he hated it. I’m just always amazed at it. LOL

  6. cjswriting says:

    Love the end to #1 – so why aren’t you doing them? Great end.

    2nd one – wow. Very strong.

    One more day – we can do it! 🙂

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