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Eat Spit Be Happy

Remember those days?
 As a little girl, 
sitting on the stoop outside the rundown project building 
popping salty sunflower seeds into the corner of your mouth.  
A whole handful at that!  

I remember, 
crushing each seed 
one by one right down the center of the shell, 
sucking each side of it until it no longer had any flavor 
 maintaining the seed 
on the opposite cheek 
as if it were the grand prize.  

Once the shell was crushed,
 I'd spit it out 
let the shells build up 
on the step in front of me 
 creating the ultimate shell empire. 

 I remember those days where I used to 
Eat Spit Be Happy.

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 10:36:00 AM
    Sierra, ... Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. It was nice seeing it on the Poetry Soup-- HOME PAGE. Always a poetry soup friend <3 = LINDA

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:13:00 AM
    Sierra, CONGRATULATIONS ;) on having your poem featured................... LOVE SKAT

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 9:04:00 PM
    Sierra ,A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Hi Sierra, , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 3:01:00 PM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Sierra ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)