Disco Quebrado

by Daniel   Jun 26, 2019


Thighs
strangled,
barefoot on the kitchen
tiles.

The record skips,

you sip wine from the
glass; lipstick
smudges

still cracked onto
the glass.

Television static.
I sway out of time,

you steady my hips.

The record skips,

and I am breaking
in many places.

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  • 1 week ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Well done, Daniel. This is excellent.

    • 1 week ago

      by Daniel

      Thanks Ben. Hope you’re well :)

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Meena Krish

    Reading this gave me just one vivid image! I like the way you have
    broken up each stanza with each one standing on its own like a scene..
    After reading the translation of the title got a clearer picture...the mood
    really set in with a heavy tone. Congrats on the Win!!

    Thank you for the comment..appreciate it

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Everlasting

    Oops sorry, I meant hangover. Lol not hand over.
    I have not experience a hangover before but I've seen in movies that sometimes people can barely walk. They can barely remember anything, and often need help from others.

    When I read the line “the record skips”, i immediately read it as memory is not working. Meaning that she or he can’t remember anything.

    I’m vía my phone so I cant see in which category this piece was posted. So my interpretation of the poem is based on first read. If I dwell on it some more, I might end up coming with something different.

    For all I know “disco quebrado” can be just that “ a disco” that plays music. But the opening line and the title immediately made me think of spine. Lol

    A good write.

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Daniel

      When you see the category is ‘lost love’ you might change your mind, but I really enjoyed your interpretation! Hangovers can be quite debilitating, you’re right. :D

      ‘Disco Quebrado’ means ‘broken record/disc’

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Everlasting

    When I hear “disco quebrado” I immediately associate it with the spine (Se rompió un disco o algo así)and inability to walk. At first read, I get the sense that someone had a hand over??? I’m not even sure. But I enjoyed how the piece flowed as I read it.

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Daniel

      It might be related to my inability to dance haha. I really don’t understand what you mean by ‘someone had a hand over?’ Sorry! Thanks for your comment :)

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Milly Hayward

    The Title "Disco Quebrado" (Quebrado - Spanish for in seperate pieces, fragmented, broken" for me added an extra dimension to this piece. Throughout your wording and imagery is spot on promoting the dark theme of the haunting memories of broken love. An excellent write. Milly x

    • 3 weeks ago

      by Daniel

      Thank you Milly. I’m currently in Mexico so maybe I was inspired! :D

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