A Brief History of Disco

Disco – a romance – two incompatibles hook up –
chicken-scratch guitar does the hustle
with some strings. The move into a big
shiny synthesizer, everyone says
it won’t last. It won’t still: they wouldn’t trade those spinning bits
of mirror
for a whole archive of ballads. Their quavered love
child, Disco, lives the best kind of life,
dizzy, brief, intense,
closet adrip with fresh dry-cleaned white three-piece suits.


Love to love you Baby. She twirls Donna Summer’s vinyl
to a fifteen-minute orgasm (she can only
imagine). The disco-haters heap scorn
‘look, if it takes a whole team of engineers
just to fake it,
something’s wrong’.

They’ve missed the point. The point
being the sex inside the engine
sounds real.

The new electronic drums
tickle her. A machine beating a drum, a monkey typing
Shakespeare, why not?
Why not step inside the latest sonic appliance?
She’s long longed to be peerless as an electric piano
and all you disco-haters: about Donna
doing her thing – you listened, didn’t you,
you did listen
right to the end.

She listened, too.


Being good isn't always easy, no matter how hard Jeanette Lynes tries.



[From It’s Hard Being Queen: The Dusty Springfield Poems]

Published On: May 1st, 2007
Permanent Location: http://www.forgetmagazine.com/070501b.html

Volume 4, Issue 05
May Day, 2007

stepping out
by Matthew Dorrell

A Brief History of Disco & DISCO(2)
by Jeanette Lynes

WHEN THERE's Nothing to say
by Alice Kuipers

favourite children
by Kenneth Radu

Little man, big problem
by Josh Byer

The orange chair

by Nick Thran

Leonard the war is waged, Pt. 2
by Leah Bailly

Feb 12, 2001 - Present

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