Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


it’s how it goes
raise a glass
or a paper cup
stuff food into your mouth

worry about the calories
when you join the gym
you will turn your back on
three months down the road

but your resolutions
won’t last nearly as long

a grand idea now
they glitter like
ornaments on your tree
soon to be packed away

forgotten and cold in your attic
boxed from the cruelties of winter
still by summer they’ll remain

like your gym membership
a grand idea

but nothing you intended to see through.

~ Joseph A. Pinto

© Copyright 2015 Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.


7 thoughts on “NEW YEAR AND THE GYM

  1. Many true word in this piece! A brazen expression of the underbelly of good intentions meant of a moment, yet soon brushed aside. I dare say it reflects much more than just a New Year’s Resolution. Very nice poem, Joe! Plenty of bite sans the sting. :}

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you, Nina! I’m glad you enjoyed this 🙂 It’s high time I get back in the saddle again. And you know me…I’m al;ways reflecting on much more… 😉

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you, Chrissy!

      1. Chrissy says:

        hence, i gave up on signing up for the gym lol

      2. Chrissy says:

        every time I sign up, I forget to go, hahah

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