Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


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




cinder and ash


i fucked it all up, didn’t i?

can what i did be undone?

i thought i held us firm

squeezed too hard

i’m left staring at the dust


it’s so much more painful

when i see your face.


prisoner to my own hades

my fires have burnt

cinder back to cinder

ash back to ash

a recycled mad chaos of sorts.


i wish i could tell you

i ache for you

doing so might char me further;


doing so might char you further.




© 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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