Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

10:37 pm

 

every sip

brings back

all that

intoxicated me

in the

first place.

 

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Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

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

 

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one holiday

 

all that remained was the tinsel

glinting from beneath the bed

the only reminder that once

the house echoed with laughter

and warm smells and something called love.

 

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Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

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

 

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chalk

 

was green chalk we used

to draw hearts overlapping

across the gaps of the front walk

the moss blended so nicely

despite the weeds that grew

faster than our fingers could pluck

so we plucked at everything

cursing the lack of red chalk

and clean pavement to redraw us.

 

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pens and mortality

 

i will write this pen into the grave

the way i am drinking myself to death.

 

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acute awareness

 

ignorance is often shared

without selfishness.

 

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

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

 

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#tbt

 

in her house, a farce

 

for all intents and purposes

her company only sees

bright and airy rooms

 

locked those closet doors

containing all her fabrications

labeled neatly each

 

sunday through saturday.

 

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

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

 

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sibling

 

my pain is well practiced and has evolved

long before i ever gave a thought

why it is so encompassing

engrossing

and without end.

 

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

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

 

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the math is on point

 

too little

too late

to give

two fucks.

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

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

 

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cheating fuck

 

tonight found myself

in the favor of

a good bourbon.

 

my scotch gave me

the evil eye.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

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

 

listen to this poem

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

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#tbt

 

‘he was vast’

 

she rises and falls atop

the shallow tides of his chest

a little girl once more

fingers floating adrift
the ocean of his palm

fighting the currents

once that had born life

awaiting now to carry him

away.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

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

 

listen to this poem

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms