Only the first line

Today I tackled Carpe Diem’s “Only the first line” challenge creating the following four haiku from four given first lines. In Ontario, Canada, where I live, there is no sign of spring yet—as is normal in January. The first line prompts hint at warmer days, but I stayed within my local experience:

hot summer day

pine scents bear sweet memories

in mid-winter thaw


a walk through the city

in winter obstacle course

towering snowbanks


the passing spring

these cautious steps were once bold

muscle strength fading


steel blue night

only in photo albums

this winter


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