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


When it rains
It pours
And when it rains
It pours.

And it just rains and rains and rains,

And the whole thing comes down in a splatter,
With one thing after another after another after another,

The roof can only hold so much water
Before its' collapse.

I know the more common metaphor
Is the straw breaking the camels back -

But water seems so much more powerful than straw.

I'm sure a house of ice
Would stand up to a house of straw
At least on a cold day.

But rain water isn't a solid.
But it is harsh.
And pushes and pushes and pushes.

Until even the larger
Pieces of Earth
Are smooth and tossed into dust.

Riley Welch

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