24. THE BALLAD OF MELODY NELSON

This is the story
of Melody Nelson.
Whom no person besides me
ever took in their arms.
That may come as a shock,
But it’s the cold truth.

She was so full of love,
poor Melody Nelson.
Yeah, she had it in tons.
But her days were numbered:
Fourteen autumns
And Fifteen summers.

A tiny little animal,
This Melody Nelson.
An truly adorable thing.
Such a delicious infant.
I only knew her
for an instant,
Sweet Stupid Little Bitch.

Oh! My Melody,
My Melody Nelson.
You were the condition,
A damned prerequisite
for my sanity.