Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

‘gift wrapped’


you offer flashy things

flashy but useless

it took awhile to figure out

enamored as i was with your ribbons

your bows


eventually i tore you apart


and like a kid on christmas morn

i tossed you aside for the next.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.


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5 thoughts on “gift wrapped

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Yep, on both ends for me…

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