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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