Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Stretching to the highest limb -
things are stagnent because
of lack of diversity,
practice, practice, practice,
Not fair to fall behind
just because you figured out the trick.
It should still be challenging.
I don't think letting myself down is the right word,
I know I'm putting off words that must be accomplished eventually.

Riley Welch

Monday, September 26, 2016

Water Running

Why isn't my sadness dripping in creativity?
If I must be unhappy, at the very least,
couldn't I be productive too.
Gears shift, a child cries,
strange music to me.
Piano keys and other things,
ringing, constant.

Riley Welch

Saturday, September 24, 2016

4 Sad 4 Line Monday Thoughts

6:30 AM
You feel so warm
and like
I don't want to get used
to being alone.

10:00 AM
It feels really beautiful.
I'm sad
and I'm going to keep it up.
At least for a week or so.

1:13 PM
Why do you hate it now?
You used to eat veggies right up.
This is quite difficult.
Please don't spill your milk.

3:16 PM
I am weirdly relieved.
To be done for the day,
still lots and lots
on this agenda.

Riley Welch

Monday, September 19, 2016


Back from this little break. Hopeful this year will remain quick, painless and with enough time to write. 

Rainbow zigzag
shoveling rage
plastic bags
two to three word combo
brain buzz
brain bleed?
Gold halves.
you inspire,
Sometimes love
Pouring sky
shining sky,
thoughts flow. Suddenly


1st Day Part Last

How does getting up early still feel hard?
I'm getting to this point:
I'm trying to balance being productive
and being awake, alert, on time
with my writing.
The formula for good writing doesn't seem too forced.
Just that,
imperfect situations lead to perfect -
or, at least,
ease of writing.
Here we go again.

Riley Welch

Monday, September 12, 2016

A few week off...

The beginning of my senior year of college and all the things that come with it are hitting me especially hard. I'm having trouble writing poems I like and having trouble writing poems I think sound unique and not the same as everything else I've ever written. I'm going to take a week or two off to sort out this year's school schedule, and come back to it. See y'all in a few!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Dragonfly Collection

This is dedicated to the notebook I finished at the beginning of August. I name my notebooks after how they look, this one was covered in Dragonflies. 

How did it all fly by so quick?
My writing quiet and angled.
Nothing great happened.
I felt no "ah-ha!" moment.
I just lived, with a contentment of sorts.
I find some days I feel SO, so average and normal,
and in this, I find true, incredible comfort.

Riley Welch

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


So much left to do and work on.
Organize my thoughts as best I can, line by line.
Figure out how to live in a world like this.

Riley Welch

Monday, September 5, 2016


I forgot how words slowed down my life.
Or flowed when I let them.
I haven't let words spill -
Fast and unreasonable -
in so long.
Though not for lack of trying,
I know they will return soon.

Riley Welch

Saturday, September 3, 2016


Running out of time causes me stress,
But excitement.
My return seems imminent,
at the moment,
my stomach mostly flops at the thought.

Riley Welch