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National Poetry Month – Fordham Poem of the Day


Circumnavigating the Lake (By Cecily Parks)

in a car again
downing sodas
& keeling to mime
the shoreline spree:
giddied waves
of roadside soft-
serve simulacra,
grease cresting
over fast
food shacks,
a flimsy dock’s
above the blue-
green blue. The
blownback rushes
counterfeit our
faithless hair &
our doubletaking
at the drive-in
marquee as we
lap our odyssey
& sister
the lacustrine.

(Cecily Parks is an adjunct professor of creative writing in the Department of English)


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