From my book ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar.’
161 poems written exclusively from inside the pubs I haunt…
i need to listen closely—
the pain you share
should be sharp yet
comes delivered dull, spoken
at the price of a worn tongue;
how it rends me to hear you
recall the worst of all you have been;
i sit quietly
listening to your soft grace
betrayed by the broken
fragments of your words.
i can’t ever glue you back together
but i can hold you in my hands.
© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.
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