Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


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.

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8 thoughts on “hero just because

  1. tony hunt says:

    sad, indeed :\

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, Nina! I appreciate all your support!!! 🙂

  2. Jane Bled says:

    So basically…slap a cape on him, pay for his suit, and he’s set. 😉

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      you make it sound soooooo simple…

  3. Dead Donovan says:

    The bloated gnaw the fat from the bone.

    Superb words!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, sir!!!!

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