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Sunflower Seed

I want to be
A sunflower seed.

Surrounded by others
Just like me.
Their hard, black shells
Concealing
Opportunity,
Growth,
Beauty.

I want to be
A sunflower seed.

Shed from the confines
Of unblemished petals.
Let to fall
Onto the hard packed dirt.
A cold
Unfamiliar landscape.
An opportunity.

I want to be
A sunflower seed.

Searching for
Nooks and crannies
In the firm soil.
A crevice
In which I can
Shed my thick shell.
Develop,
Evolve.

I want to be
A sunflower seed.

Pushing my way
Back into open air.
Engulfing
The sun,
the rain.
Following the urge
To achieve new heights.

I want to be
A sunflower seed.

Unfurling the petals
I once stopped to admire,
Creating my own seeds
That, in turn
Fall,
and sprout,
and grow.

I want to be a sunflower seed.
I want
To be a sunflower.



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