Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

Ah, the holidays…time to spread good cheer.

But what if you were over all that shit and wanted to keep it real?? 🤣

Gift a signed copy of my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit‘ from my etsy shop!

https://etsy.me/2AWuEmg

Also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

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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…

‘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 muscle reaction

a bit slowed down

nevertheless her blood pumps

and with that resolve dons gloves

in search of mountains to climb.

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

#whatpainsyouproject –

a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

Knock back 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

 

 

Who wouldn’t want a signed book for the holidays?
 
Gift a signed copy of ‘Dusk and Summer‘ from my #etsy shop!
Proceeds will be donated to Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research!
 
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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—

 

they don’t see

his unrealized aspirations;

only dad.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

#whatpainsyouproject –

a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

Knock back 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

 

 

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 cracked

 

wine splashed her gown

still she twirled

bedroom door locked

(eyes wide shut)

fairy tale splendid

though merlot heavy-tongued

heart slurred with self-loathing.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

#whatpainsyouproject –

a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Knock back 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

 

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 i find new ways to taste the acid

new truths within the lies

oh i know you think i’m beneath you

you’ve said so on no uncertain terms

and while you think this world can’t run without you

you’ve not noticed i’ve run from you all this while.

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

Knock back 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

 

from my collection A Distilled Spirit:

 

‘wings and a prayer’

 

i finish my hot wings

go to the bathroom

wet my hands;

there’s no soap

like so much else in my life

i start clean only to be left

a mess

i return to my seat

drink my scotch

with dirty fingers

wishing i had the just right amount of towels

to wipe my slate clean.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

Guzzle down 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