Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


‘in lies you will find the truth’


i offered myself as sacrifice

to the spirits, the deities, the devils

jerking my strings

offered my rites to dance a two-step oblivion

in exchange for the truth

a simple telling that all i’ve endured

had not been in vain.


they told me to go fuck myself.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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3 thoughts on “in lies you will find the truth

  1. I guess next time you will keep your thoughts to yourself.
    Laughing so hard. I really like this one Joseph

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      lmao thanks…yeah, I always seem to get f***ed no matter what I do lol

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