The prompt for day 5 was to write an “American” cinquain, created by Adelaide Crapsey, which has five lines that would have, in order, 1-2-3-4-1 stresses per line, and 2-4-6-8-2 syllables per line. Though cinquains are generally iambic in nature, it is not necessary to do so, as is the case with mine. I really enjoy short poems that have strict rules, like a Haiku or a Tanka, and now the Cinquain, so along with the two below, I may write some more later today. The two below are kind of like companion pieces by default, but they are technically individual poems.
make not a sound
as your eyes flutter shut;
let Evening’s cloak encompass you
with eyes still closed,
straddled between the worlds
of nothing, hanging on the brink