Thursday, June 18, 2015

Writing Name

Writing Name

Frannie Zellman

Frannie, so much more friendly.

Zellman, more Jewish.

The "real" last name,
clipped at Ellis Island,
is stern and ungiving.

Better "Frannie"
as friendly,
"Zellman" as your friendly
salt person.

"Frannie" is outspoken,
a "mentsh," emotes.

"Zellman" argues,
defends, rejoices,

As "Frannie Zellman,"
I smile easily.
I friend. I hug.

As "Frannie," I become.
Evolve. Rethink.

Being "Frannie":
more than fun.

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