Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

I asked for your pain. You gave it to me. It’s time for my ‘what pains you project.’ ‘he knows she’s not the one’ lunchbox in hand he gets to work toiling at a job he’s loved to hate while all the freeways to greater opportunity have closed around him. undeterred he eats his ham …

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I asked for your pain. You gave it to me. It’s time for my ‘what pains you project.’ ‘passed down from your mom’ nudge your kids along to school, from home, through life keep their nest warm; it’ll be a long, cold flight but the kisses you place upon the yet creased skin of their …

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Time for my #whatpainsyouproject project. To summarize, you privately share with me a pain or regret, and I do my best to find your words. All anonymous. Too many of us hurt in silence… ‘he protects her little family always’ oh baby i’ve guided your fingers as you dabbed away those tears; flesh never absorbed …

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  I share the pain of another… ‘marionette’ within her aphotic stillness a stage clumsy in its creation awaiting hands to tear it down yet her fingers pluck always twine shadows of remembrance no final lines or curtain calls only manipulated limbs; lips belonging to another’s voice. #barflypoet #josephapinto #whatpainsyouproject – a poem for an …

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Time for another entry into my #whatpainsyouproject… ‘found things’ the music preceded him before he entered the room. he took his seat beside me, stroking wistfully that beard of his and said i wish i’d written that, that song in my head but i got lost in the things-to-do and the things-i-wish-i’d-done. he took a …

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Time again for my #whatpainsyouproject – a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain… ‘reason for redemption’ her pen it dried quicker than her morals; she reminds herself that was a long time ago loose and wild on the streets thrown there; owned there. now she’s got no time for writing playing with her baby’s …

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I share with you something special. My friend reached out to me in hopes of not necessarily putting his demons to rest, but to honor his comrades who have been put to rest. May God bless them. Thank you for your service. We won’t forget your sacrifice… ‘he won’t leave his men behind’ his pen …

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  An entry for a reader into my #whatpainsyouproject – a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain… ‘skipped over’ you throw your shawl over shoulders long slumped by indiscretions while your own sag crushed by a mountain’s burden of long suffering fools and their oblivion. #barflypoet #josephapinto © Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights …

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another entry into the #whatpainsyouproject – a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain… ‘somewhere in that well, love’ just beyond your grasp a reflection shimmers snared only by the fancy of the sun this, futile as it is fleeting still temptation drives you into placid darkness dip your hand cup that for which you …

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