Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


ask yourself, what was the cost?


tonight there will be

no words

no tender crafting

of stanzas

tonight you have lost

all your magic;



you have lost.




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

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9 thoughts on “ask yourself, what was the cost?

  1. mbrazfieldm says:

    and while lady tine struts past the ever empty nothing bull of gains we have nothing to build us up again, very cool Poeta I love this piece xo

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      🥰 thank you, dear lady

  2. You ended thisone perfectly my friend. Bravo.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      to the poem, but not to that night…
      thank you Hal 🤗

      1. No doubt about that. I could feel it in every line. ❤️

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        thank you Hal! 🥰

      3. You’re welcome Joe ☺️

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