- Ya (Arabic: يا), O; hey; you; vocative particle preceding a noun used in direct address
- Elephant (English): a mammal and the largest existing land animal, very conspicuous
I. Ya-elephant, wherefore this room? A poem, then, or-- p'raps too soon? No job in sight; the crush of debt; Ya-elephant doth sit and fret, And yet... Ya-elephant, wherefore such pain? It's doubt that's in her way again Ya-elephant cannot forget Mistakes of old; in those she's set And yet... Ya-elephant, wherefore worry? Such soul; such heart; why can't she see? Now looms that leering silhouette- He calls- but she must not abet... And yet... Anxiety, a stubborn beau- He's one Ya-elephant well knows- He beckons dance their old duet; Join me- we'll earn the prized rosette... II. She's dancing, twirling 'round the room Alone but for her grinning groom Squinting through heavy rising brume High ballroom walls like fated tomb Her happiness- was she predoomed? She twirls- She gasps- You dared presume! Lets loose long locks- It... It... was you! A silver flash by moon illumed- A hack- a heave- dark dribbling grume- For whom this tomb? Indeed- for whom?