Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

spinnin’ the greatest hits from the barflypoet yesterday and today!

 

#tbt

 

my flesh and blood

 

like a fossil preserve me

keep me to unearth

some other day

these bones are brittle now

decayed and ruined

yet they speak a story

a history i pass on

only to you.

 

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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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frames without lenses

 

we see

what we see.

 

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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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again i hear it

 

again i hear it

it’s more than i can bear

the crescendo rising

words faster than the last

a stream of consciousness

washing all in its path

yet no matter how i plead

that the damage is beyond repair

the rant rolls on

oblivious to the smallest survivor

you drown.

 

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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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2,678,400

 

it’s been a month since we’ve talked

good thing i haven’t counted—

the seconds do pile up.

i hear your voice at inopportune times

like when i want to forget you—

your timbre is ingrained.

when i close my eyes i see you smiling

in a way that’s supernova—

stars died for you; as well me.

 

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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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spinnin’ the greatest hits from the barflypoet yesterday and today!

#tbt

 

he loved a girl

 

and these demons will only fuel you

as you grip the neck of rage

infidelity burning your throat

along with the bile you long to purge

 

purge;

 

suffer no longer

the transparency of these bottles

their lies ringing the bar top

hold instead the love

that looks to you now for guidance

 

not the tepid bills you squander

from the linings of your wallet.

 

#whatpainsyouproject –

a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

 

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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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chew, swallow, repeat

 

they lie

denials as bland

as the dinners forced across their tongues.

 

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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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10:37 pm

 

every sip

brings back

all that

intoxicated me

in the

first place.

 

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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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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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© 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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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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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

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