Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

‘quick road to riches’

it’s a notebook
scarred and stained
with scotch
but that never kept me
from pushing my pen
across those pitfalls.
i wish you’d root me on
daring my creativity to dry—
it won’t.
you won’t.

a few measly bucks spent on the spiral
as paychecks brim only with
the investment of dreams
we can’t cash in;
i wish you didn’t think me a failure
because then we just might be rich.


© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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3 thoughts on “quick road to riches

  1. Good one my friend. Perfect finale for this piece.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you, good sir. Finales are everything…

      1. Oh, yes they are. Love to watch them as they pass by.

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