Joseph A. Pinto

#barflypoet & author of dark fiction

a dollar for every lie

he’s a lying prick
the dime in his pocket
not worth the penny fibs
he hands out so frivolously
still you listen to his sermons
on a nightly fare; dumbstruck
while moonlight glitters in your eyes.

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#barflypoet
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late night perils

 

i loved the way you stabbed

cigars at the end of your stilettos

and cursed the newspaper deliveryman

in the half-light of dawn.

 

i loved the way we closed

the clubs and cut the fat

through the muck of our disco fries.

 

if it wasn’t for your budweiser mouth

i still might be in love.

 

#josephapinto

#barflypoet

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

as brothers would

toast

toast as brothers would

as brothers do

in this moment of time

our whiskey our balm

to all the injustices

and all the wrongs

we have ever endured

without knowing

the good fights

the other has fought

while like all else

it goes down

fire into our bellies

as we speak infernos

burning to the ground

until last call.

 

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#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.