Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

‘molten’

 

i am molten

i am wretched

i am release

beneath a mouth

 

longing to burn.

 

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…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

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for my little lady…

 

‘paint-by-numbers’

 

little girl, you shoo the monsters standing

sentinel watch around my heart

and the steeds you tame

allow me to ride them beside you.

 

my elegant eternal sunshine

you erase horrors from my world

fill my soul with rainbow hues

of paint-by-numbers.

 

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…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

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‘come around, come undone’

 

hiding his face in his hands

vague insipid shudders

 

truth an ominously tamed

circular balance

 

inspired without cause;

 

ghosts raised by prohibited

ideals and explanations.

 

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…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

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‘taste’

 

you left your glass empty

my mind buzzing

 

like a june bug.

 

i almost filled it again

so i could taste

what you tasted

 

taste you;

 

let you linger on my tongue.

 

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…all poems handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

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‘a tragic drowning’

 

sweet child

you are lost

dying in the air you breathe

nightmares before your open eyes.

 

sleep, your only bliss.

 

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…all poems handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

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you’re too high maintenance…

 

‘luster’

 

the cynosure of my being, yet at every turn

you’ve insisted i’ve gone blind—

 

the luster of you never faded

only my tolerance to polish such a rare gem.

 

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…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

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‘y i’

 

he shoves his hand out

introduction quicker

than the bartender’s pour

tells me he spells his name

with y instead of i—

 

(the only part of him

worth mentioning)

 

he asks

why i

am not as social as he;

 

i’ve a strong distrust

for anyone in love

with consonants.

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.