Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

  It’s time for the ‘What Pains You Project.’ I listen privately to your pain and write an anonymous poem dedicated to you… ‘protects her fingers’   calloused from the boots she laces tight every day her fingers still find a way to wear the hats and knead the knots from her life. mind and …

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  It’s time for the ‘What Pains You Project.’ I listen privately to your pain and write an anonymous poem dedicated to you…   ‘a matter of perception’   master to none he feels the wind beneath featherless wings; rooted to the ground.   he regrets nothing staring into the faces of his smiling kids— …

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  It’s time again for the ‘What Pains You Project.’ I listen privately to your pain and write an anonymous poem dedicated to you…   ‘but the kids did see’   she played dress up the kids wouldn’t see bedroom door locked (marriage wide open) danced like a princess glass slippers cracked the kingdom was …

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  bitter?  yeah, i’ll pour you some bitter.  #barflypoet style… ‘the greatest’ the greatest gift to grant me would be silence the greatest treasure blindness to my eyes as well a certain measure of antiseptic for the constant sting still i marvel over my own stubborn resiliency i come bouncing back all the time but …

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  ‘boogers’   sir kindly stop sucking the snot back into your head i came to write, drink draw poisons from my soul not listen to the catastrophic collapse of your nasal passages. #barflypoet #josephapinto © Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.   Guzzle down my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from …

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