Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

‘obvious metaphor’

though pretty
the dandelions
choke and
kill the

lawn.

#barflypoet
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‘blank page’

he is all
she never wrote.

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‘ghosts and casualties’

depthless sadness
constantly replenished
by the wine
unable to sate
the nauseous ache inside.

head of the table
supposed patriarch—
more an unknown soldier
lost somewhere between
the catacombs and war.

yes, go on and be merry
endless chatter carries on;

drift, drift as
glass to lips;
another toast to ghosts
and causalities
hearts brimming with crimson grapes.

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‘penchant’

you aren’t as clean as
you’d like us to believe
the hands you clasp
before you in prayer
snared in the cookie jar;

you always had a penchant for sweets.

keep praying
as i pray
for all us fools and dreamers
and the promise that tomorrow will bring
something new.

#barflypoet
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‘this i will not do’

sure you happened to be sitting next to me
but we chinked shot glasses so many times
i believed you to be a brother
then you upped and left
without saying goodbye;

i felt like a jilted bitch.

go fuck yourself if you think
i’ll ever buy another round.

#barflypoet
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‘i can control my own destiny’

i told you i’d stop drinking.
i lied.

listen, i’m going to die one of two ways:
under the constant rolling of your eyes
or weighted with a bloated liver.

so when the reaper comes calling
i’ll go happily
free of your shit
a scotch in my hand.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

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‘unwanted things’

strewn across the floor
lint lipstick love
once found things
now no longer needed
inside your purse.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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