Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


a different route


i really should be sitting atop

the cool dew mat of your grave but

i’ve chosen a different route today—

uncomfortable stool beneath me

a jagged tear on the one beside

sipping on a scotch

watching as what remains

of this afternoon

bleeds away.


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6 thoughts on “a different route

  1. PauliAtomic says:

    Glad you included the image cause I love the shape of this one.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      i appreciate you, thank you!

  2. Terveen Gill says:

    This is the sadness that forever haunts you. Well said! 🙂

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      yes it does, very much so…

      thank you, Terveen 🥰

  3. Sad, but powerful and I love it!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you very much! i appreciate it!

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