capturing Scott Fitzgerald's drunken heart
and they dwelled for years in a hedonistic
land of parties and endless liquor.
"Tender is the night," "The Great Gatsby"
portray Zelda but ironically
when she penned a novel of her own
Scott accused her of using his character.
With alcohol mirth always turns to tears
and not even becoming a dancer in France
could save her from the asylum
where she painted to soothe a troubled soul
until one day fierce, indifferent flames
devoured one of the 20s famous names.