Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


mercy, please


what impression have i left on you?

what will you see

when i’m a shell of myself and

you’re coming into bloom?

will it be a happy thing or

a ghost that fills your heart?

i pray i have done enough to

walk beside you all through life and beyond—


for all my faults,

i have lived only for you.


(for my daughter)


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