Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


you knew shit until me


so accustomed you were

to the frill, the grandeur

so accustomed to sparkle

the hollow repetition

of delicacies;

you never saw me coming;

you never knew i

existed at all;

truths long denied

now stain you;

gentle love atop your bed

traded for a hard fuck

against the wall.


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all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.


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4 thoughts on “you knew shit until me

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Gentle to savage. 🙂
    The tables turn.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      yes indeed. i enjoy the unexpected 😉

  2. peachberman says:

    Oh wow. Those last few lines. Incredible!

    (Come say hello to my new blog, fellow traveler. Promise you’ll like it 😘)

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you so much, Ms Peach 🥰😍

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