Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


plague to my mind;
you’ve stolen every last
vestige once sterile

if by chance
a cure is found
i’d rather rot
than be rehabilitated
by your madness.


© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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16 thoughts on “plague

  1. RubyCardinal says:

    Great writing! Please check out my blog at Like/follow please 😃 Thank you

  2. tara caribou says:

    Wow. Yes! So very, very true. And I love how you expressed this. Read it five times. Better make it six….

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you, Tara!!! But only six…? 😉

      1. tara caribou says:

        Okay, okay, by the time I turned the page it was eight. Hey! It’s a good poem! What can I say?

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        Say more, say more!!!! lmao thank you xo

  3. yassy says:

    It’s a very clinical write , in the sense of its precision. I mean , with creativity intact. Somehow , I feel what you write is like catharsis for you.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you. Yes, very much so…

  4. Fiery says:

    Wow. Sometimes your poems are like a hammer to the part of the brain that I ignore!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Oh darlin’, you ain’t read nothin’ yet! lol
      But thank you…I often write my prose that way, because in essence, it is a hammer to my heart…

      1. Fiery says:

        Haha! There’s the cowboy again… love it.

        It is isn’t it? heart has different beats for different instinctive messages it’s trying to send me. I am learning to listen more these days.

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        You always need to listen to your heart. And body…

      3. Fiery says:

        They’re both speaking quite loudly and interrupting each other right now…

      4. Joseph Pinto says:

        I know how that goes…

      5. Fiery says:

        I bet you do.
        Lol, why is everything I am saying sounding like a double entendre?!
        Maybe you are bad news… 😈

      6. Joseph Pinto says:

        I’m a bad influence it seems lmao

      7. Fiery says:

        Ha! Understatement…

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