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This is an example of hyperrealistic poetry. This is an excerpt from Ren Powell’s Red-eared Slider.
A child unconscious An child consciously
under cold water held under cold water
experiences laryngospasm, reaches the breaking point
asphyxiates, after eighty-seven seconds,
but the heart inhales
beating but the heart keeps beating.
five Ashes falling on water
minutes— like rotting wood,
every instant bobbing in and out of view.
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