Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


It’s time for the ‘What Pains You Project.’ I listen privately to your pain and write an anonymous poem dedicated to you…

‘protects her fingers’


calloused from the boots

she laces tight every day

her fingers still find a way

to wear the hats and

knead the knots from her life.

mind and muscle reaction

a bit slowed down

nevertheless her blood pumps

and with that resolve dons gloves

in search of mountains to climb.



#whatpainsyouproject –

a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…


© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.


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2 thoughts on “protects her fingers

  1. This was lovely my friend

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Much appreciated, brother!

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