Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


‘why won’t you leave him already’


i want to ask

how you’re doing

i want to ask

what plans you have for the day

but we’re separated by vows

of unconscionable defiance

in the face of what is meant to be

while what truly is

binds us in compliance;

you’re with him

an itinerary of scheduled events

which hold no merit

other than crushing my hours

spent awaiting this nightmare to end.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.


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

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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