Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

‘gift wrapped’

 

you offer flashy things

flashy but useless

it took awhile to figure out

enamored as i was with your ribbons

your bows

 

eventually i tore you apart

 

and like a kid on christmas morn

i tossed you aside for the next.

 

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‘rusted’

you are the reason i am so rust laden

you have corrupted every part of me

deteriorated to the core.

#barflypoet

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© 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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‘role reversals’

 

strangers in a bar

are always kinder to me

than the people i know

for real.

#barflypoet

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© 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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It’s time for the ‘What Pains You Project.’ I listen privately to your pain and write an anonymous poem dedicated to you…

 

‘you get what you pay for’

 

piece by piece

he deconstructed himself

starting with the roof

the timber, the floor

until he chiseled away

at the very foundation

that kept him rooted

to the ground.

reflecting back she realizes

he would have failed

whether steel beamed or

brick mortared;

a shack never meant

for the storms.

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

#whatpainsyouproject –

a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

© 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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‘open road’

 

you’re just one big open road

yet your face reads dead-end.

no amount of detouring

will ever bring you

back to the start.

#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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‘bitter’

 

i despise you

for all the things

you never did with me.

 

#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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enjoy an excerpt from my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit’

 

‘the seat beside me’

 

sporting a black eye,

he tells me:

women are like booze

but you can’t get punched in the face

for sucking on the neck of a bourbon;

his voice slurs with decades of bad decisions;

his eyes swim like

confused fish in a dirty bowl.

i watch him drink

until those fish go belly-up

then order myself another scotch.

#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

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UK Amazon paperback: goo.gl/4LcSxE

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