of birth exerts
its red upon the spring’s
white snow. The ewe she bleats, the lamb
(its fleece not white as snow).
Brenda Warren 2013
Process Notes: This piece is written to the April 5 NaPoWriMo prompt for an American Cinquain, a form that has specific word and syllabic requirements for each line. Click on the button and check out the parameters if you’re interested. The parenthetical addition is not to form.