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by Seth Parente

Sunflower seeds sit salty against my cheek
Teeth cracking the shells
Warm and sharp
Broken pieces on my tongue
A burnt taste of nostalgia

Seth Parente is a 16 year old junior literary arts major at Westinghouse Arts Academy. He has been writing for the past three years and has been published seven times, including the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest and Navigating The Maze. In his free time, Seth is also a drummer and a contracting apprentice.

City of Asylum believes that All Pittsburghers are Poets. With the Poem of the Week series, we seek to increase the readership and appreciation of poetry locally by publishing poems written by residents of Allegheny County of all ages and levels of experience. In partnership with the Poetry Editors at Sampsonia Way Magazine, City of Asylum advances our mission to defend, celebrate, and build on creative freedom of expression. This project received a RADical ImPAct Grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD).

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