i share with you something brand new:
not on the fatality list
this is our new fad
mindful of our distance
while we laugh at the experts
we’ve been practicing this, you know
long before it ever came in vogue
concealing all expression
resigned to the fact
our words are asymptomatic
just a monotonous series of sounds
muffled beneath layers
infecting inauspiciously the ears.
© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.
…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars (and atop front steps) …
my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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