Sunday, November 13, 2016

Phone Transcript, November 2, 1994

"Listen, motherfucker
I know
what you did
and I'm going
to kill you.

Don't act
like you don't know
who this is!

I know
what you did
to my wife,
you took her
to your house,
laid her
on the bed
and raped her!

I KNOW
WHAT YOU DID
AND I KNOW WHERE
YOU LIVE
AND I'M GOING
TO KILL YOU!

I'm from the East
and you know what we do
to guys like you?

All's I'm saying
is you better
pack up and
leave town.
I know where you
live!

I HAVE A GUN
AND I'M COMING OVER
TO SHOOT YOU!

I KNOW THE
DAY YOU DID IT!
SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
SHOPPING FOR
MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT!

All I'm saying is
you better leave town
and find another job!

YOU RAPED
MY WIFE!
I'M GONNA KILL YOU!"

8 comments:

  1. This could go so many ways, as far as your intention and possible interpretive variations go. But I'm seeing a whole lot of ego coming across, so my personal view is that she was with this other man by choice but it was easier for her husband to scream at the other guy than accept the fact that she's fed up with him and meeting her needs somewhere else.

    Too, I see in the line breaks the possibility that all the "gun" talk means this guy wants to get some action from the other dude ... "I'm coming over / to shoot you." What if the "rape" is figurative and the "gun" is also figurative? What if she was "raped" in the sense that she was taken advantage of in some other way, financially, for example.

    Ooh, what if the guy is even talking to himself? "Motherfucker." "My wife." His wife, the mother of his children ... what if he raped her? Maybe not even physically, but what if he's bipolar or schizo and has somehow disassociated from himself?

    Seriously, I could go on and on envisioning different possibilities.

    It could even be Norman Bates. Oh, in the TV show, his mother was actually raped by her brother, which is how she got pregnant with Norman's brother. So this could be about that.

    My, how I do ramble ...

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    1. Thanks for putting so much thought into your analysis. This actually happened, November 2, 1994. I written about it extensively, see 'I Am Your Slave" and "She Looked Me in the Eyes" for more details.

      My wife and daughter watch Bates Motel - It's a wee bit too creepy for me - as Norma and Norman sleep in the same bed. Ew. :)

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    2. There's no such thing as "too creepy" for me. ;)

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    3. Help me find them?

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    4. Copy and paste into browser bar:

      http://ihatepoetry.blogspot.com/2012/03/she-looked-me-in-eyes.html

      http://ihatepoetry.blogspot.com/2013/11/i-am-your-slave.html

      Wow. 2012 and 2013? Dem's old poems. Hope you like. I paid with blood, sweat and tears to get the material to write them.

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    5. Yes, you did. Those are flipping GOOD, Sir. I'm impressed (and sorry). But still, I'm even more over the moon for both your poetry and spirit now. So thank you for sharing some of your most difficult moments with me. I am touched.

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    6. I'm still pondering all the details, by the way. Kind of surreal ... like I'm swimming in a gripping book that's taken hold of my psyche. :P

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    7. Thanks, I left off one poem that actually explains it pretty easily. Try this on for size: http://ihatepoetry.blogspot.com/2016/04/be-careful-what-you-ask-god-for.html

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