I am continually surprised by how you can make a cinquain sound rhythmically different from poem to poem. And, of course, there is your signature playfulness with words putting a brave face on a child's poignant trial.
Thanks, Brian,I originally had the following second stanza in "ruminations" and removed it to make the poem have more "breathing room." I wish to return it now with a playful twist...Grandmother's parkhad an elephants l i d eI'll never forget.
Well, the formatting on my slide did not take. Stupid Blogger nonsense...Imagine an angled word. LOL.