Seeds and Kernels


small, petite, miniscule
bites of flavor
enlivening senses
as the barrier
bursts open
protecting inner seeds
several consumed
in one sitting
careful separation
gives portions
for spitting
and others
for eating
as a way to
enjoy the necessary
goodness it provides
although the differences
are quite noticeable
some say
the comparisons
are inconsequential
though whether neutral
or stained with color
with either
the shell or seed
eaten readily
they are edible
in every way
though each person
has at least
one preference
of sunflower seeds
or pomegranate kernels

-Jennie Nawrocki

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