Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

‘i can control my own destiny’

i told you i’d stop drinking.
i lied.

listen, i’m going to die one of two ways:
under the constant rolling of your eyes
or weighted with a bloated liver.

so when the reaper comes calling
i’ll go happily
free of your shit
a scotch in my hand.


© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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

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4 thoughts on “i can control my own destiny

  1. Fiery says:

    Raw and poetic, dark yet smile inducing…far away but closely understood.
    Here’s to imaginary drinks shared in an interdimensional bar, at fuck knows o’clock in the early late hours , with words and poetry

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Cheers! I’m glad my words get through to you… 🙂

      1. Fiery says:

        They do…😉

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