Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


lovers love silence


sit beside me

touch knees like no one else is watching

whisper verse in my ear

together we’ll rewrite all conversation

steal filament from the bulbs

refill them with fireflies;

i’ll keep july for you always

i’ll craft you mermaid lore.


steal me, won’t you

we’ll go out until dawn comes knocking

pin my heart against your wall

splay me like a butterfly lost in august

yet provoke me with your wild

treasure these secrets from your friends;

take me back to the beginning when

we knew but stolen glances.




© 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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10 thoughts on “lovers love silence

  1. Kimberly says:

    I absolutely love this! So expressive and richly playful.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      i am so happy that you love this 😉 xo

  2. TJ says:

    Wow. Very nice. 👍👍👍

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you so much!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      🙂 much appreciated

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