March arrives ~ senryū

March arrives
denying winter
brings no change

I was well into my thirties before I accepted that my early March birthday is not in the spring.
I dislike winter that much, although I actually saw one budding tree while kayaking on Sunday, so Missouri does offer that over Western New York. (* click image *)

This short-form senryū is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday
#Poetry Challenge No. 167, #Poet’sChoice
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Knowing the Truth ~ etheree

Knowing the Truth

Serious, our many differences.
Do we agree to let matters lie,
knowing the truth will bring more pain,
or do we face the challenge
facing us with a strength
that will see us through,
understanding
each other,
as we
must?

This inverted etheree is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 151 #SynonymsOnly, which offers dig and grave as prompt words.
I have used “know” and “serious” as synonyms.

This also is linked to OLN: Casting a Spell, at dVerse ~ Poets Pub