Cinquain Stories

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Photo courtesy of Unsplash.
Licensed CC0/Public Domain.

is not a four
letter word. Lies don’t come
with a disclaimer. Educate


Time spent
in your absence
has come to mean more than
our emotionless linguistics,


Trapped in
my pen—struggle
your way free, dear cinquain.
What message have you come to tell
the world?


bing-chime, ding-dong;
the screeching song of the
technology age serenades
our youth.

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