Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


From my book ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar.’
161 poems written exclusively from inside the pubs I haunt…

‘dulled’

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.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar’ now ready for consumption at:

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6 thoughts on “dulled

  1. Chatty Owl says:

    You are on fire with your achievements. You must be so proud! I will need to look into your book 🙂

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Holy crap, Martina, how have you been?? It’s been a long time! 🙂

      1. Chatty Owl says:

        I am ok, just trying to see it through the winter, one day at a time, you know. I hope you are ok as well. Tell me everything!

  2. Shah Wharton says:

    You are on fire!! Congradulations.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, Shah! 🙂 xo

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