Wednesday, May 31, 2017


I lost my thoughts down a wishing well
and didn't how to get them back.
The bucket's string was worn to thin,
and when I sent it down,
it never came back.

I went mad pacing around a garden.
All I could do
was wish for them to come back.

Riley Welch

Monday, May 29, 2017

Coffee Shop Car Wreck

Coffee shopping
parking lot

Oh, I backed right into you there, didn't I.
My mistake.

Do you have your license? Insurance?
You scuffed me there.

Yes, but it's just a scuff, do you really need my information?

Yeah, ya know. I think I do. Who are you anyway? Thinking you can get off here?

I don't think I can get out of here, I'm just saying, if you had knocked a stone off a ledge or something, it would have had the same effect.

Okay dude, but I didn't hit a f____ stone off a well trimmed garden's edge. Are you for real?

Woah, wow, no need to get so aggressive. What is up here?

God, for REAL. You are a piece dude. A piece.

Riley Welch

Saturday, May 27, 2017


We circled the block
over and over again.
I felt like
My phone floated over my fingers and slipped away.
I saw lights on in the doorway, but no one was there.
To me it felt hopeless, I couldn't face them,
or anyone else.
The coffee didn't perk me up and
I drowned in shower under the weight of the air.

Riley Welch

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


I had a dream about everyone in the world.
That everyone reborn is just everyone else.
And I felt overwhelmingly lonely.
The thought of being surrounded
by so many, but really,
just me
is too alone for me to handle.

Riley Welch

Monday, May 22, 2017


I guess writing,
Everyone seems to.
I wonder who listens to these thoughts I leave.
Especially when they have no direction.

Riley Welch

Saturday, May 20, 2017

6 Pills

I hate that best
and chest rhyme.
I always want to find the cliche in it.


I wish you the best, with a pain in my chest.
Don't walk away now, no I can't see you frown.

Gagged. Saliva.

No, really, I just can't listen to that.

Too dramatic?

I don't know.

Riley Welch

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I'm currently in the last week of my undergraduate degree. I've also been thrown off with a nasty case of contact dermatitis. Between this, and finals rapidly approaching, I will be postponing posts for the next two weeks. 

Expect to hear from me May 20th, (the day of my graduation (!!!)), when I will resume my regular posting schedule. 

For anyone who's missed it in the past, this will mean Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, as I've been doing for the last three years. 

Room 200

I knew what was coming,
I predicted it in a dream,
where the ceiling shattered,
and crystals fell around me.

Riley Welch

Monday, May 1, 2017


I had a nightmare about zombies,
and all my friends had turned,
and I was alone,
and pretty scared,

and then I got up early,
because as soon as my eyes opened,
and realized it was fake,
there was no way I would close my eyes again.

Riley Welch