Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

i launched my YouTube channel today.

if you’ve wondered what my poetry ‘sounds’ like, well here’s your chance!

subscribe to my channel and enjoy:  https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my newest poetry collection ‘Scotch and Scars’ is now available in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

 

‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is also available in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

 

transition

 

for years the soul

has kept watch over the corpse

too scared to step into the light.

there is a promise

that awaits the dearly departed

but what can’t be seen

terrifies us more than the hell

we readily touch.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my newest poetry collection ‘Scotch and Scars’ is now available in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

 

‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is also available in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

 

 

spinnin’ the greatest hits from the barflypoet yesterday and today!

 

#tbt

 

detonation

 

the wiring different

the fuse the same;

we are all meant to blow at some point.

 

the trigger

that’s the mystery

though the itchy finger belongs to the hand you know.

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my newest poetry collection ‘Scotch and Scars’ is now available in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

 

‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is also available in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

 

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

 

 

 

the long drop

 

you require a firm banister for gripping

the aspirations you lined up one by one

fall; one by one

 

they fall;

 

you won’t let go of that banister

too afraid of the way down;

piece by piece you drop

 

you drop.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my newest poetry collection ‘Scotch and Scars’ is now available in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

 

‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is also available in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

 

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

trinity

 

beer to start the tongue.

 

scotch to sear the tongue.

 

wine to soothe the tongue.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my newest poetry collection ‘Scotch and Scars’ is now available in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

 

‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is also available in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

 

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

 

it’s official!
SCOTCH AND SCARS is available for consumption!

 

(US) SCOTCH AND SCARS paperback:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999112724

 

(US) SCOTCH AND SCARS kindle ebook:  https://tinyurl.com/y3kmxm32

 

UK paperbackhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0999112724

 

UK kindle ebook:  https://tinyurl.com/y4d7hlaw

 

Canada paperback:  https://www.amazon.ca/dp/0999112724

 

Canada kindle ebook:  https://tinyurl.com/y5y8rqkh

 

 

scotch and scars.

 

one conceals the remnants of pain. the other treats it.

 

is it no wonder then that a bar is a natural part of the healing process?

a place where memory massages old hurts as well rips them open anew;

a refuge where booze loosens secrets at our lips and

passing hours only instigates the bite at the back of our throats.

 

gather your drink into your hands and take a long look at the raised tissue crisscrossing these limbs.

some call it a disfigurement. others the dark beauty of life.

 

let us drink then to the wonders of these wounds…

 

 

 

As I countdown to the release of my new poetry collection, Scotch and Scars, it’s time to unveil something else –

a rebranding of my first collection, A Distilled Spirit!

 

When you attract new energies into your life, it simply becomes time to let go of the old.

So A Distilled Spirit has adapted a cleaner, more striking look. Just check out the before and after!

 

And don’t worry – its content hasn’t changed. A Distilled Spirit still packs the same bite!

Sit for a few rounds with A Distilled Spirit by ordering thru its store link here.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

we die in passion

 

it’s a slow climb

to the long burn.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my newest poetry collection ‘Scotch and Scars’ is on its way…

 

my first poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available in paperback and ebook at Amazon.

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto


 

here it is!

the cover of my new poetry collection Scotch and Scars.

 

written entirely from the inside of bars

(as was my first collection, A Distilled Spirit),

Scotch and Scars flows with unflinching ruminations, observations

and of course my favorite spirit – scotch.

 

reserve your copy of Scotch and Scars now

so VISIT THE KINDLE STORE TODAY!

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

 

news news news!

 

i’m happy to announce the release of my newest poetry collection

‘Scotch and Scars’

coming October 1st, 2020.

 

link for preorder coming soon along with cover reveal.

 

and to celebrate, i’ll be hosting some giveaways

as well more special news concerning

my first collection ‘A Distilled Spirit.’

 

stay tuned!

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

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

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto