Tuesday, February 24, 2009

For Turtledove:

Dear Alanzo Elfanzo

There once was a man named Elfanzo,
Who stole north from the town of Patzcuano.
He couldn't pay rent,
It was time to collect,
So you said, “Hit the road Dear Alanzo!!”

But Alas! There’s no use, he left his abuse,
In the form of a scar on your heart.
He left you the mark,
For he hated to part,
And now you must find a fresh start.

You thought he was gone, you thought he was dead,
But that was just not meant to be.
He found a new place,
Just south of your face,
And you screamed “you are such a nut case!”

You said, “This won’t do, you make me so blue,
I must kill you now once and for all!”
You took a deep breath,
Scraped him off of your chest,
And moved on from that once fowl pest.

It’s time to move on, and time to rebuild
Now Elfanzo is swimming towards Hades.
The scar on your chest is no longer a mess
And you now have two fabulous ladies!
-Josie Salzman


Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm just clueless, but I think I'm confused.

Josie said...

take a stab at what you think it may be about. i'd love to hear!!

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't even try to guess. To quote a line from "Animal House," I recommend that you start drinking heavily. ;-)

Josie said...

Haha. I wrote it for my best friend. I guess you could say it's our own language. But, she'll get it, I'll get it, and for the time being that's all that matters.

It has been funny with people trying to figure it out though. It entertains me, because I assure you... it's NOTHING you think. :)

Shari said...

Could it be about Herpes? Acne? Psoriasis?

Josie said...

Herpes??? Well... that's an interesting one. It is about a medical issue, more serious than all of the above, and something that no 21 year old should have to deal with.

Anonymous said...

Very creative. My guess, if you're writing about a medical issue, would be melanoma. Hope I'm wrong, for your friend's sake.

Cathy B

Anonymous said...

breast cancer, mastectomy and reconstruction?

Anonymous said...

Ditto that last...