Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction




before your eyes, a snifter, a bottle, long draw from the neck, disparaging swallows so the expenditure of your vowels won’t dry your throat as bad, i’ve beat you to the punch, turned my insides inside out, you’ve nothing to invade but the invasion of self and know that violent clash within the recycling bin won’t carry my resonance, shatter like that of halloween bones and tricked twice as bad but the mask deflects the shards and yet leaves a sliver slit for further ingestion.

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7 thoughts on “abscond

  1. Well there you are 🙂
    Nice to hear you speak your impacting words.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you 🥰 it’s nice to know you’re listening

  2. Priti says:

    Beautiful to listen thanks for sharing 🙂😊

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      well thank you very much for reading & listening! 🥰

      1. Priti says:

        It’s pleasure of mine stay blessed ❣️💕

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