- 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
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,
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
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...
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...
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-