Colonel Kernel

Every package
of popcorn kernels
has a leader,
a hardened and gruff
Colonel Kernel, who—
as the package nears
a microwave or stovetop—
growls at the others,
“This is what
we’ve trained for, folks.
It’s about to get real hot,
and every single one of yous
better pop!pop!pop!
or you’ll be
a disappointment
to this battalion.”

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