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

Fermented

Some days I think of the writing process
Like fermenting
The words of my poem will dance off my pen
Incredible release

Until one moment
I've used it all up
And it stops
And when I try to write

It's not bad
But it's week
Think of espresso
Compared to tea

But then, when I let all those ideas ferment.

Then they come bursting out

Like a tightly sealed jar 
Filled with carbonation

Shook to the brim until things are bursting. 

Sometimes hiatuses are good

Sometimes taking a break from forcing words on a page,
Lets me put better words on a page.

More refined,
well done.

Something I could spit out

Pouring
Overflowing
Until I am empty

With words to ferment again. 

6/20/2015
Riley Welch

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