The Struggle Is Real

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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19 Responses

  1. Al Lane says:

    The daily struggle… The hidden legacy… Yet still we write, and keep writing… Your words have found their mark here x

    • Jesi says:

      Aww…shucks. 😉

      I’m starting to get that feeling. I think I may do OctPoWriMo this year. I’ve written three poems (this being the third) and I’m starting to feel the electricity sparking in my veins. I’m hoping the drought may be over. (It’s probably because I dyed my hair back to brown. ROFL)

  2. Dawn D says:

    I always love reading your words. There’s a story boiling up inside of me, but I’m afraid of starting it, of not having the time to work on it regularly, so it stays put and weighs me down. Or maybe it’s not ripe yet and I should wait a little longer… We’ll see 🙂

    I’m trying to see how I can join OctPoWriMo with a private blog. I’m sort of hoping my friends will relay the prompts as I still haven’t gotten any reply to my call for help on their page.

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