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Murat Nemet-Nejat's Page Poetry Pages in English

A watermelon broke,
The body nudging it
(Because
Rounder?)
From under the pile.
Like a panicked crab
The watermelon slipped
Round the edge
Of the cart,
Which was infinitesimally
Tilted.
His eyes
Opened in shock.

           Murat Nemet-Nejat
           The World, 1992