Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


‘grocery list’


handed a hundred and a grocery list

his wife watched him roll the windows down

heard the radio crank up and recognizing that

faraway look in his eyes took the keys

left him with the kid and went to the store





© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …all poems handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…


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3 thoughts on “grocery list

  1. The look in the eyes gavew his intentions away

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      what i wouldn’t do with a benjamin in my pocket… 😉

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