Green Lake on a warm day

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Sunlight beats the lake
A silent drumbeat calling
In the bleary-eyed

Worshippers of Ra;
Bicycle chains clicking, rattling —
Amateur swimmers

Gingerly dipping
Toes in icy cold waters
As languid boaters

Paddle lazily,
Breaking the bright golden bridge
Stretching cross’d the waves.

The park green’s crowded,
Soccer balls, hoops, and frisbees,
Old, young, and younger —

Cinco de Mayo
In full swing; electric strings
Wailing at the bar,

Security men
And drunk revelers alike
Roasting in the sun.

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