Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

time for my #whatpainsyouproject –

a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

‘your mom won’t have this’

the store isn’t as crowded these days
still a labyrinth navigating the aisles
without benefit of a hand.
it would be so much easier
to rot with the rest of the produce
but you were taught to dismiss
expiration dates
those who seek to shelf you

watch as you grow stale.


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