Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


bruised apple


father watches son

haunted by thoughts

he may follow

in his footsteps.




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14 thoughts on “bruised apple

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      what kind of ‘ohhh’ is that…? 🧐

      1. Well… I hit send too fast…
        But ohhh can be used for many things. ☺️

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        i’m waiting to hear your usages 😉😂

  1. This gives me such a foreboding feeling. Great piece!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you! i wrote this awhile ago, sitting at a (you guessed it) bar and watching the interaction of a father and son. i miss those times of great fodder… 🥃🥃

      1. I love how those images stick with us. I miss them too ❤️😔

  2. tara caribou says:

    Short… and yet, such deep thoughts it begins.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      simplicity stirs the senses, my dear 🥰 🙏

      1. tara caribou says:

        Damn. I think I may have fucked my art up then…

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        lmao noooooo! i’m very deliberate in my approach to the poetry i share. i try to keep them like sips of a fine spirit – enough to wet the lips and leave you searching for the nuances. there’s nothing wrong with ‘long’ poetry. i just prefer to be all ‘bam!’ lol

      3. tara caribou says:

        You’re just very good at it!!

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