Quintains for City Sunrises and Sunsets

What is a cinquain? 


Defeated skyline sags in shadow

Shadow hides invader night

Streetlamps shoot out stars with lighter bows

Lone firefly sentinels hold to their light

The defenders await day’s sight

 

The beaten darkness retreats

Proud buildings wake from witched sleep

The phoenix city rises from nightly seat

And rouses the warriors in its keep

The new day come, and new day’s spoils to reap

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