For my English homework, I need to write a poetry explication. I picked the poem Bowery Blues by Jack Kerouac.

I have been able to interpret all of it except this part:
We hear
The saxophone
O dead Ruby
Died of Shot
In Thirty Two,
Sounding like old times
And de bombed
Empty decapitated
Murder by the clock.

I could probably get away with not having to know what this part means, but I'm sure it would help. If you would like to read the whole poem, click here:
And the help you are asking is....


Edit: in other words, sorry I cannot help because I'm retarded.
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Do it yourself... I mean I could help you with it if you asked for help, but you're asking for me to do your assignment for you which is a dick move. So get out of here.

I'm not asking for you to do it, I just need a little help interpreting this half a stanza. I've done research on the poet, I've tried looking for references online, but I just haven't been able to figure out what that means.
What is great about poetry is that is is (or should be) subjective. I am sure the writer had an objective thought when writing it, but if you are not speaking directly to the writer; subjective interpretation is your best bet.

For example, I could take those images and make it seem like a jazz musician had aids and was writing about ****ing a lot of women then dying from it. His "saxiphone" was getting worked.
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Last edited by Ulalume at Feb 8, 2009,