Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

a different route

 

i really should be sitting atop

the cool dew mat of your grave but

i’ve chosen a different route today—

uncomfortable stool beneath me

a jagged tear on the one beside

sipping on a scotch

watching as what remains

of this afternoon

bleeds away.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

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i haven’t thrown it back in awhile, so no better time than now!

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

#tbt

 

monstrosities

 

come

don your spider silk trousseau, indulge me

a jig—

funeral hymn and devil’s perfume—

blackened, our matrimony

miasma, our vows

ever faithful i’ll be to

rust-mouthed promises

while you cherish my slack cock

against your thigh.

in honey light our shadows creep

as we fuck in this church van

spawn a slit-eyed bastard

meant to rule gravy train slugs

then leave it steaming—

glistening under dashboard’s light—

saw-toothed smile crooked and pure

while we murder cherubs with our rubber gloves on.

 

listen to this poem

 

my new collection

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

 

what are you waiting for?

get your copy of FROM MY FRONT STEPS now!

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

no bones about it

 

you make me realize

just how insignificant

i truly am.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

no matter the label

 

scotch goes down smoother

the more pain you’re in.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

slice

 

we all need

to bleed out

our own way.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

yeah, it’s fucked up

 

things were much simpler

when i harvested hate

and not this hateful thing

called love.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

‘FROM MY FRONT STEPS: ruminations, observations and longing in a pandemic’

is finally on sale!

 

I’m excited for you to have the opportunity to read ‘FROM MY FRONT STEPS.’ It’s a short collection, but I think you’ll agree it packs a punch. I’m proud of this subtle shift in direction of all my newer works, none of which has been shared yet.

 

So what’s the premise of ‘FROM MY FRONT STEPS?’

 

The simple answer is with all bars closed during the summer of 2020 due to Covid-19, I decided to write observatory poems from my front steps and do so in a way that would allow readers to experience it as though right alongside me. But as I wrote, a story slowly wove its way through my poems:

 

What would happen if your greatest love abruptly ended things while in the midst of a pandemic? With no way to reach them; with no way to meaningfully respond. The initial waves of bewilderment and anger. Finally the deep ache of realization that no matter the distance or how long the wait, you’ll always hold your faith and unwavering love for them.

 

Come sit with me.

 

‘FROM MY FRONT STEPS’

paperback: https://tinyurl.com/acfnmyuv

Kindle ebook: https://tinyurl.com/unrzub67

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

to commemorate the release of my collection ‘FROM MY FRONT STEPS’ on June 5,

here’s an except from my second collection ‘SCOTCH AND SCARS’

 

ghost whisperer

 

the dead are all around us.

 

look at the shattered faces

haunting their glasses

at the bar.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPSRELEASE DATE JUNE 5!

preorder on Amazon now

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

here it is! the complete cover wraparound for

FROM MY FRONT STEPS:

ruminations, observations and longing in a pandemic’

releasing on June 5!

 

 

from my front steps.

 

where else was there to go? covid-19 shut down so much during the summer of 2020.

like many others, i opened my creativity and a bottle of booze daily.

 

this is a poetry collection written over the course of several days, sitting under sun and clouds, with notebook, pen, bluetooth speaker and drink of choice.

 

a tale of ruminations, observations and longing in a pandemic.

 

of discovery and change.

 

of being cast out and cast aside.

 

of want and faith.

 

come sit with me.

 

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPSRELEASE DATE JUNE 5!

preorder on Amazon now

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms