Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


 

80 is the new 70

 

using his walker

the spry young man of 80

sauntered to the bar

 

then put his heart into ordering

the craft beer he desired

(drink some water first, you must hydrate,

his aide reminded).

 

that first sip kissed his lips and

his eyes danced back to ’47 as

his face left this place.

 

he drained his beer

(finish your water, you must hydrate,

his aide reminded).

 

the spry young man of 80

noticed me sipping my scotch and

he smiled; oh, he smiled.

 

had he been even 10 years younger

we would have torn this bar apart.

 

#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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