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I'm Riley.

In 2014, I started to call myself a poet. I realized only writing when inspired wouldn’t improve my work and writing every now and then didn’t make me a writer. I started to hold myself accountable: I created this blog where I’ve posted three original poems a week since 2014 (give or take a few for moving back and forth to Colorado or the tragic birthday month when I had the flu). The poems written from 2014 - 2017 at arhymeaday.blogspot.com can be found in the “Five Hundred Old Poems” tab. All of my poems after the creation of my own domain are on the home page. The poems I write here vary in quality and length, but each has been a stepping stone for me to become a better writer. 

I post poems on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. They have usually been edited once or twice before making their way to the site. Some of my favorite poems do not appear on my blog because they are in the process of being submitted to contests and journals. Poems are also, occasionally, deleted from my blog for editing and submitting. I use this space for quantity (over quality) so that I can practice my writing. Practice does not make perfect, but it does make better.