Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


you can suffer, or you can hurt


bow before your king of pain

kneel at the feet of misery

believed once you did in retribution

understood once the meaning of comeuppance

no longer, i say, no more—

kiss the hand, pledge allegiance to woe

wallow in my expanse of angst;

an unabashed scourging of the soul.




© 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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