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The Strawberry Seed


By Benjamin Butz-WeidnerPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - February 2024

There is a strawberry seed


between my molars

this bitter kernel of fructose tomorrows.

Sunward searing -

down my lashes,

salt leans back into my eyes


quarried ocean brine

refracted through turgid time;

my sunroof is spider-webbed by

summer’s musings

spindled ‘round


Strawberry seed:


between my left

molars, a strawberry seed

is stuck:


through fruit found on roadside dunes

strawberries might sprout

Between my teeth

- there -

is stuck

a strawberry’s seed

surreal poetry

About the Creator

Benjamin Butz-Weidner

I've come here to tell my tales, and share my truths.



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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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  1. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

  2. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

  3. Eye opening

    Niche topic & fresh perspectives

  1. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Trishawn Blake2 months ago

    Hey Benjamin! Great job ❤️❤️❤️ - Keep up the amazing work!

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • olymoolla2 months ago

    Your writing is very nice you write like this you will be a great writer And I was asked to do a story by going to my vocal ID

  • Sonia Heidi Unruh2 months ago

    Love the line, "this bitter kernel of fructose tomorrows." You have an intrigued new subscriber!

  • Melissa Ingoldsby2 months ago

    Really made me think of childhood summer pool memories at my aunts! Very good 😌

  • I really liked this! You painted a very vivid picture. Great poem!

  • Manisha Dhalani2 months ago


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