Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction




oh how you tread water

oh how you kick to survive

but they pull you back in,

don’t they

with their tangle

of ineptitudes and lies.


oh how you tread

but the tide has come rising

and you’ve really no clue

how to swim.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars …


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

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5 thoughts on “anchor

  1. I like how you ended this Joseph.
    Perfect finale

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thanks Andrew. endings can often be pretty abrupt… 😉

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you so much! 🙂

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