Sequestered

Belleville Rendez-Vous
By Benoît Charest

“I won’t finish my life in Timbuktu
Cheeks so tight my lips are turning blue
I’d like to be wrinkled
Utterly wrinkled
Wrinkled like a Triplet from Belleville

Don’t want to wind my days in Acapulco
Stiff as a board dancing tango-tango
I’d love to be twisted
Utterly twisted
Twisted like a Triplet from Belleville
(Come on Girls!)

Swinging Belleville rendez-vous
Marathon dancing doop dee doop
Vaudou Cancan balais taboo
Au Belleville swinging rendez-vous.”