Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction



‘in search of’

 

we’re all in search of something.

he’s in search of a strong cell phone signal

she’s in search of any signal from her man

he’s in search of a way

to keep the woman at the bar

from elbowing him while she talks

but she’s in search of an ear;

more salt for her margarita.

the old woman’s in search of the tissue up her sleeve

the dog’s in search of a fresh patch to piss on

the baby’s in search of its voice while

the parents are in search of quiet and they are in search

of a platform to be heard.

 

we’re all in search of something.

it lends you a sense of purpose

yet leaves you horribly undefined.

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

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

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