Sophie On The Dancefloor (The Devestating Effects)

Sophie On The Dancefloor (The Devestating Effects)

A Poem by Orlando G Gonzales III

From the collection "Saldado Instrúyete"

That which was worn
would shimmy between the glass and the wall
as a means of sustaining the presence
of what was assumed was recovered
resisting the emergence of Sophie on the dancefloor
abbreviating “I love you”
for the sake of the requiem
whispered from the speakers to illicit the screams “fall … fall”
(the devastating effects of cocaine and the occasional dismissal of silence)
at the behest of the manic
reluctant to fate posturing
as the purest means to sedate that which heaven conceals
following the emergence of “PANIC”
as the anthem tempered in violence and flashes of glitter and heels.

Copyright © 2009 by Orlando G Gonzales III
from my collection
“Saldado Instrúyete”

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© 2010 Orlando G Gonzales III

Author's Note

Orlando G Gonzales III
"Interpretations are always welcome"

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Brought me slamming back to a club fire that sent the ER I was working in 35 patients--all glitter and heels, cocaine, angel dust and ecstacy.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I love your imagery. You paint moods into your work. My only suggestion would be to weed out the repeated use of "was" as a verb in the fourth line. Since you use "was" in the first line, too, I just feel the poem would be stronger with a more powerful verb. Still, I'm envious that I didn't write this one!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Sounds like a rave. Interesting interpretation if it is...

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on October 12, 2009
Last Updated on February 26, 2010


Orlando G Gonzales III
Orlando G Gonzales III

Los Angeles, CA

Orlando G Gonzales III is the author of over 20 collections of poetry, including "Untitled" & "M". His highly anticipated forthcoming collection, "Saldado Instrúyete" will be available in Dec.. more..