Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction




you laid hands on me

sutures performed without care

of the human anatomy

a ragged combination

of nightmare and selfish ambition

the veins left coursing

while the heart stone still—


i loathe what i’ve become.





© 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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3 thoughts on “frankenme

  1. TJ says:

    I have always had a special place in my heart for Frankenstein’s monster. 🧟‍♂️

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      i guess i shouldn’t tell you i have bolts sticking out of my neck lol

      1. TJ says:


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