Poet Kay Jacobs began writing in middle school to deal with the frustrations and challenges of being a teenage girl. And Jacobs continued to write. In Within Shades of Mahogani, she offers a collection of her work that she has penned throughout the years. Featuring her life in poetry, this autobiographical anthology features talks with God, teenage angst, sexual innuendos, tributes to those lost, and bards to long-ago loves. Many of the selections are ripe with imagery, as found in this entry: When the Wind Blows When the wind blows, I hear music? Sweet and soft as a baby?s skin. When the wind blows, I feel warmth As if sitting by a slightly lit fire. When the wind blows, I get scared; Thinking something bad will happen next. When the wind blows, it soothes my soul And a feeling of comfort comes over me. When the wind blows, I feel sudden changes; Feelings so deep, I just can?t explain. 1993 Looking at everything from yearning for freedom, to living, laughing, learning, and loving, Within Shades of Mahogani offers a peek into one ordinary woman?s existence over time.