вторник, февраля 17, 2009

Angels and sailors,

rich girls, backyard fences, tents,
Dreams watching each other narrowly,
soft luxuriant cars,
Girls in garages,
stripped out to get liquor and clothes,
half gallons of wine and six‑packs of beer,
Jumped, humped, born to suffer,
made to undress in the wilderness.

I will never treat you mean,
Never start no kind of scene,
I'll tell you every place and person that I've been.
Always a playground instructor, never a killer,
Always a bridesmaid on the verge of fame or over.
He maneuvered two girls into his hotel room -
One a friend, the other, the young one, a newer stranger,
Vaguely Mexican or Puerto Rican
Poor boys' thighs and buttock scarred by a father's belt.
She's trying to rise,
Story of her boyfriend,
of teenage stoned death games
Handsome lad, dead in a car.
No connections
Come here
I love you
Peace on earth
Will you die for me?
Eat me
This way
The end
I'll always be true
Never go out, sneaking out on you, babe
If you'll only show me Far Arden again.
I'm surprised you could get it up
He whips her lightly, sardonically, with belt.
Haven't I been through enough? - she asks
Now dressed and leaving
The Spanish girl begins to bleed
She says her period
It's Catholic heaven
I have an ancient Indian crucifix around my neck
My chest is hard and brown
Lying on stained, wretched sheets
with a bleeding virgin
We could plan a murder
Or start a religion.

Jim Morrison
"Angels and Sailors"
From "An American Prayer"

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