Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


 

need

 

you believed me gone

 

gone

relic; forlorn by lords of depravity

keepsake plucked from dregs of gutter whores and

impoverished mimes

 

gone

raped; whisper of promise

possession, tarnished and forgotten atop

your bureau

 

fool—

i have bred within you all the while

gratifying your need

sucking you dry

 

you sang of me maggot’s lament

begged of me torturer’s divine

so i ask you now

who is your molester of truths

 

your addict of lies?

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© 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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