Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

‘perspective from here’

from the brim
these legs carry
the residue of
memories erased
dreams yet realized

you see this glass
empty, while i brimming
with potential

another drink, please;
the lure of hope, illusion
resurrects me.

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‘of a darker art’

got hell in mouth
devil on tongue
voodoo mama on brain
demon in heart
dig bones from dirt
bury spleens in hearth
keep gris-gris round neck
darkness never part
won’t sell this spell
steal your charm
tongue flick tail rattle, baby
yeah, snake round arm
got hell in mouth
devil on tongue
voodoo mama on brain
you the demon in my heart.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Pour yourself my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ ready for consumption at:

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‘advice’

if i had one thing to share
one bit of advice to give
it would be get away from me
run for the hills
i’m bad news, baby
i’m no good.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Pour yourself my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ ready for consumption at:

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‘static channels’

speak in crimson tones;
i listen in black and white

a blessing we tune in on
static channels.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Pour yourself my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ ready for consumption at:

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‘her girlfriends won’t talk’

she dances
limbs blur
husband home
questions nothing.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Pour yourself my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ ready for consumption at:

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‘only fuck me, she said’

she loved my linguistic ability
the way i slowly exhaled my f’s
but she packed her bags the moment
i screwed her something good.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Pour yourself my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ ready for consumption at:

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From my book ‘A Distilled Spirit

‘look at you’

look at you;
so smug in a chiseled suit
dagger tie
you speak of perry ellis
in a raised hush
as if this tone will cast
your nobility across the walls
bask in the admiration of
commoners
behind your dark rimmed
frames;
little know you that to the ferryman
i have already paid my dues;
you can shed your designer fabrics
but i remain clad always—
bone and sweat and fire.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Pour yourself my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ ready for consumption at:

Amazon paperback: goo.gl/31Zp1i

Amazon kindle ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079J536ZC

Barnes and Noble: goo.gl/SbKH26

UK Amazon paperback: goo.gl/4LcSxE

UK Amazon kindle ebook: goo.gl/wHsW14