Zelda (The Other Fitzgerald)

by Ruby Mason

New York, Paris, London, Paris
Every city’s bittered
by our love

We left our youth
on champagne glass rims
You drank, I danced
and bought beautiful things

That glossed mink coat –
a hollow skin
The watch, the necklace
Of course, the ring

My darling, ink-bruised
golden lover –
You penned one wife
and I drowned another.