Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

‘being truthful’

 

with fingers she traced

i will not love you

upon my skin.

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…all poems handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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‘facebook junkie’

 

please, please

suffer through like the rest;

do not publicize

your every ailment

seeking to pluck

the violin strings.

 

your song is grating

no grander than anything

or anyone else.

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

‘different kind of love’

 

crude,

self-serving,

graceless,

inflammatory,

grating,

crass,

ignorant,

belittling,

foulmouthed,

disloyal,

righteous,

narcissistic,

bitch of a whore.

good god, i’ve never loved anyone like you.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

‘coat of arms’

 

castle long crumbled

the jesters now rule

no longer are you

spoken upon tongues

banished from all things

they all alone deem worthy

you exist only to chase

the long promise of shadows

cast by the sun.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

‘absolution of blame’

 

you have mastered the art

of letting the slack from the rope

knotting the knot

and not caring if the limb will hold

when they swing

 

and they will swing

 

the noose never far from your hand.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

‘to forget’

 

i come home and find that

you’ve forgotten to shut the lights off

and when i remind you

you blame me for ill intent.

 

it’s simple, really

just remember

to shut the fucking lights off

and we wouldn’t have issues.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

‘molten’

 

i am molten

i am wretched

i am release

beneath a mouth

 

longing to burn.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.