Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


spinnin’ the greatest hits from the barflypoet yesterday and today!




hero just because


you’re no hero of the day.

you don’t own a cape.

you run into empty buildings

only to save dreams

once they’ve perished.


it’s so much easier to collect

the cash and adulation

from those more oblivious than you.


you’re no faster than a speeding bullet.

you take the coward’s way—fraud.


the hollow require air to bloat themselves;

the bloated gnaw the fat from the bone;


the children need a role model fashioned

from something other than a rental suit.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.


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2 thoughts on “hero just because #tbt

  1. mbrazfieldm says:

    powerful! very cool xo

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