Riley welch is a poet from texas living in Denver. She posts three original poems a week. 

Gas-lit Stars

Streaking air bubbles cast themselves towards air
Looking for escape
Pulling itself up through the bitter sweet 
Reaching the top
Reflecting onto glass like stars streaking through the universe
Circling rings
Stretching across universes and passing through Suns and systems and spiraling past comets
Answering questions that we know will never be answered
Answering questions that we won't even know to ask
And someday that streaking reflection might show itself
Might tell us what it learned
But until then
It'll reach the top
Bursting through that bitter sweet
And surfacing to rejoin it's likeness
Or enemies. 

Riley Welch