Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


‘young love’


to die a thousand youthful deaths

silk grazed innocence

soaked by fingertips

without cognizance of time;

the seasons give no quarter.

should we all be so blessed

upon the stage of our darkest hour

to recall gilded promises

before the frost crushes them all.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.


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2 thoughts on “young love

  1. Joseph, this was beautiful and so profound. Bravo.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      much appreciated, Andrew!

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