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at first glance,
it’s obvious she belongs to
the Sunflower family.
the family resemblance is obvious.

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those yellow petals
shining brightly
from the dark center
of seeds.
future generations of Sunflowers.

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but sit with her,

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take a while to get to know her,

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and you’ll see that
while yes,
she is a Sunflower,

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she is more
than who she’s related to,
more than the
geography
from which she
comes.

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so much more.

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and maybe
not at all
what you
thought she was
when you knew her
only as a Sunflower.