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

More Locked Boxes

Have you ever thought of all the secrets
In the minds of those dead
The interlacing connections and
That someone told

'Now take this to your grave'
And they did
No one heard them
Maybe a word whispered once
To a baby
or pet
or plant
To someone that couldn't repeat it.

Maybe in a prayer
To a god
Just to get it out of their mind.

Have you ever thought of all those secrets?
All lost?
Buried feet and feet?
Under grass a dirt?
Or burned up to a fine ash?
Spread everywhere?

They turned one over another
Back into the air
Where they once traveled
To burden
Someone's thoughts.

Until with great relief,
it ended.

Riley Welch

The Burgundy Collection