Jelly Belly Game

"Jelly Beans" photo by pixel1 on Pixabay

Mother portions them out
one-eighth of a cup
in six mounds, cupped

and guarded like treasure
surveying the gems
and picking out the chaff

To trade with the most
gullible: our sister
who we convinced to like

Our throw-away flavors
buttered popcorn
bubble gum and banana

And Dad who ate his
faster and begged,
unashamed, for charity

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