“‘Bruary’s Lament” Tanka 434*

‘bruary’s sad Ides

still stings – that first Roman month:

)complex but a new mix!)


Yester-undersTands NoThing –

Tomorrow can’t even Count!


*(written before the now-since published Tanka 434, but I blame my pre-traumatized cold, unmedicated as-it-were and thus plead No Fifth in mitigation. Still, I unfathom the terced line but I do like the substitution of a Close-Paren beginning.  I wonder what e.e. might spray.)