Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

Fields of Sunflowers glistening in their namesake sun.

That’s how you used to see them on the farm in the commercial.

The cornucopia of seeds centered in the yellow petals.

Try and grow them from seed and they get four to six feet tall and the squirrel say’s they’re his.

Used to be my father’s favorite snack. The wet hulls left in a coffee cup. He would share them with me as a boy.

Bringing them home from school from a place that sounded like me moes.

Sunflower oil seem to be one of the lighter weights of cooking oils, today the snacky seeds are mostly hulled and in bigger bags.

I find them too hard to grow, and sometimes bring them home to share with my dad from a place that sounds like men yards.

Copyright 2010 Thomas Paul Murphy

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