Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

‘playground’

without your laughs

echoing my playground

this seesaw falls short

of the sky.

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

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‘they meet every morning at 9’

 

brittle bones crave the vitamin d and java.

 

bagels are slowly masticated by teeth grown false

like the theory of graceful aging.

 

hot water remains ideal for digestion as long as

the shit in the drawers is overlooked.

 

minute by minute the mundane is celebrated

while epitaphs are engraved.

 

feet are calloused and bunioned but the eyes waltz

comparing the grandkids and the last time

 

bowels functioned the way they were meant.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

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ball-breaker…
 
‘8 ball’
 
shark silent he swam through the door
assassin of solids and stripes
wielding that stick sabre savvy
commanding corner pockets
with steely nerve
yet for all his hustling
he hung his hat in a house
blue stained as his fingertips
unable to escape from behind
the 8 ball of life.
 
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What do you hear..?
 
‘across from the bank’
 
gently, gently the carillons ring
from the church tower heralding
the hour nigh
tolling, tolling while the faithless
hear only bells.
 
#barflypoet
#josephapinto
 
© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.
 
Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.