Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

‘cinder and ash’

i fucked it all up, didn’t i?
can what i did be undone?
i thought i held us firm
squeezed too hard
i’m left staring at the dust

it’s so much more painful
when i see your face.

prisoner to my own hades
my fires have burnt
cinder back to cinder
ash back to ash
a recycled mad chaos of sorts.

i wish i could tell you
i ache for you
doing so might char me further;

doing so might char you further.

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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