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Listen to Julian Martinez read his poem Ode to Mecano’s Descanso Dominical
During my pre-teen phase, when I couldn’t stop sobbing
at the sensation of sunlight every day in the backseat, mumbling
to ask why anything had to die if the cars would keep running, my mom
would skip to a random song on that album and turn to me for a moment,
our brown eyes like notes in a cool guitar chord. She’d ask me
what my favorite lyric from that song was and why. I’d have to stop
and breathe, slow my shaking hands to maracas, smile at the dust
in the air for its dance beyond our comprehension. We would listen.
Listen to this week’s episode of Platica con Pueblo where Richie Requena and Julian Martinez talk about Ode to Mecano’s Descanso Dominical
Header image by Jenni Holtz