Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


i am not the boogeyman


steep in darkness if you must

in silence i’ll sit beside you

till you share all the reasons

you run from me so

then, only then

will i shine soft light, a reminder

of the heart i gave you.

recesses should not exist between us

neither monsters, fear

denial of our love.





© 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 “i am not the boogeyman

  1. Your writing is always so good

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      I really appreciate it, Jen xoxo

  2. You’re very welcome 😊🙂

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