Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Murder, Tonight, in the Trailer Park (Cowboy Junkies)

Language: Russian

This one also probably stretches the definition of the word "pop," but that's okay.

My apartment building was the site of a combination burglary / assault of some kind over the weekend. Neither a trailer park nor a murder, but close enough for Babelpop. Quoting from the paper here:

When he arrived at [location], he kicked in the door, according to a police complaint signed Sept. 29. . . . The extent of the victim's injuries was not released, but police allege they stem from [suspect] biting and striking the subject. [Suspect] now faces the class B felony charges of first-degree burglary causing bodily injury. If convicted, he could serve up to 25 years in prison.

Neither the husband nor I noticed anything in particular that night, but the husband was mysteriously moved to buy and attach a new door chain that afternoon, before any of this had happened.


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Murder, tonight, in the trailer park,
Mrs. Annabelle Evans found darkness, her throat cut.
Her interior pockets turned;
outside, her dresser boxes turned down.
Anna's neighbor, the peg of the trailer park, determines a bodily form
from the hollow sounds it prevents.
Homicide connects yellow ribbons around her silver Airstream;
there will be the lashing into night, and upward, red cherries
cutting through cordoned crime places.

There tonight in the trailer park, murder.

Murder, tonight, in the trailer park packet.
Ann Marie, your things
will be our heading:
we'll go west to make a fresh start.
I was economizing pennies,
anticipating this day.
There's not any time for questions: you comin',
or you goin' to remain?

Crosstown on Waterton,
tall George Evans sits and is tight,
purchasing drinks for all of the permanent visitors
as they dance for him, and bragging about the bones.

Will there be murder in the trailer park tonight?
Kill a man tonight.

Faceless, the trailer park calculates the crumpled calculations.
Fights of the hotel neon.
A dark television in the angle:
the late-night news tells about murder.
He turns the sound down, he awaits the sports,
he only wants to hear, "I made it, I won, or I lost."

Tonight, there will be murder in the trailer park.
They kill tonight in the trailer park.

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