Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


I asked for your pain. You gave it to me. It’s time for my ‘what pains you project.’

‘scream your coming in silence’

you got an ache in dem bones
dat you can’t chase for tryin’
but it ain’t nothin’ comparin’
to dat ole worn spot
‘cross the matting of your soul

yeah it’s been tread on
not so casually
by feet with no direction
so pull dem socks on, girl
time to mark a new trail
one heel fore the other

as whisper like
as you are loud.


#whatpainsyouproject –
a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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