Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

another

 

another no goodnight

another time with your back turned

another moment left in the cold

another no nothing no anything at all.

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

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#tbt

 

hero just because

 

you’re no hero of the day.

you don’t own a cape.

you run into empty buildings

only to save dreams

once they’ve perished.

 

it’s so much easier to collect

the cash and adulation

from those more oblivious than you.

 

you’re no faster than a speeding bullet.

you take the coward’s way—fraud.

 

the hollow require air to bloat themselves;

the bloated gnaw the fat from the bone;

 

the children need a role model fashioned

from something other than a rental suit.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

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sticky note

 

he seals his xoxoxo’s inside her purse

scrawled upon a sticky note

 

that’s the way she likes it

 

his love bound wherever she may go.

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

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dirty laundry

 

he keeps his worlds the way

he keeps his fashion

slipping in and out as it

suits his mood

cognizant that sooner or later

his laundry will pile up

his security taken to the wash.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

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dumb fuck

 

silver-tongued in your craftiness

you think me a sheep

for the wool you believe

you’ve pulled over my eyes

but my oh my

long have i hidden

 

the big teeth i have.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

listen to this poem

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

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#tbt

 

no meaning, nothing

 

nothing to share

no thoughts you could possibly

eternalize for a generation.

you have left us barren

 

void.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

listen to this poem

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

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being

 

there is want.

 

then there is

complete and utter necessity.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

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Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

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there’s no let up

 

it’s funny now until someone gets hurt

the bodies litter the field but there’s no

let up in your game

on and on the blows fall

you have proven one thing—

the rattle of the snake still shakes

long after the head has been cut off.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

listen to this poem

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

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sunday brunch

 

nothing is the same without you;

the sun less bright

the night more desperate

the soul hollowed in half

 

the bloody mary lacking heat.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

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Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

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doll

 

please love me.

 

pluck my eyes

rip the stuffing

from my gut.

 

anything, anything, anything

 

let me know

i’m the object

of your affection.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

listen to this poem

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms