Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


happiness doesn’t last


that shadow and the lips

curl into a sneer—

it was only a matter of time

until you betrayed me again.




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4 thoughts on “happiness doesn’t last

  1. tara caribou says:

    You are breaking my heart right and left, Joe

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      i’ve become practiced at rebreaking things… 🙄🙏🥰

      1. tara caribou says:

        What’s that Japanese or no… wait… Chinese… damn it… thing, where if a clay pot breaks, they use gold to fix it?? Yeah, that thing. That’s what you do.

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        lol i have no idea but i love where you’re going with it! 😍

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