Throwback Thursday…On A Monday!!

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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15 Responses

  1. I should send you to my other website. I have a ton of poetry there. Thank you for this. I wish I could write poetry, but every time I try I chastise myself for being triste.

    • Jesi says:

      If that’s what you need to be, then that’s what you need to be. To thine own self be true.
      And I would love to read your poetry.

  2. A glass portrait is a collection of poetry, then there’s a category called poetry that is newer poems

  3. lrconsiderer says:

    Ack. So many feels in that poem.

  4. Going to try and read this through a fourth time and not let out a heavy, empathetic sigh at the end. Wish me luck.

    • Jesi says:

      Wow…four times??? Good luck. I wrote it so long ago and I still can’t get through it myself. And I know what it’s about. Still gets me.
      And thank you! 🙂

  5. Cindy says:

    This is beautiful Jesi! Very powerful in it’s sadness… Well done and I love the idea of Throwback Thursday and Monday. Maybe I will post something too. I usually miss TBT anyway…

    • Jesi says:

      Thank you, milady. It was an incredibly emotional time for me and this is one of the few poems I wrote at the time. Even today I can still feel what I felt back then.
      I don’t ever do throwback Thursdays or Flashback Fridays or whatever they call them. But I woke up this morning and felt retro. So went with it. lol

  6. Dawn D says:

    This is a wonderful poem. All superlatives seem too tame for it. It is so powerful.
    So sad, yet so powerful. I wasn’t able to read it in one go. Too hard to read for me, not in the state I am. But beautiful nonetheless.

    • Jesi says:

      Thank you Dawn. I hope things aren’t too bad for you. It was not a good time in my life and this is the only poem to come out of it. I still look at it and think “wow”. Hard to believe I wrote it because it is powerful. I’m glad it still holds it’s power after more than a decade of being written.

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