Popcorn Legacy

September 20, 2012
By trentonalexander BRONZE, Odenton, Maryland
trentonalexander BRONZE, Odenton, Maryland
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under pressure
in compartments of doom
anyone would pop. and
make a loud noise

muffled by the paper curtain

inside the plastic walls

buttery or burnt

is the difference between
love and death
or garbage and death

(and there are those who
hold on and don't pop.)

some break into pieces,
get lost in the caverns of the
couch, to be found by babies
of the next generation

who taste, feel, smell
what's left of them

and wonder how they
got there.

The author's comments:
This poem is about a favorite food of mine, one that I love to snack on no matter the time of day, or state of mind.

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