Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

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

 

#tbt

 

lost without you

 

the clock strikes

an empty passage

as in this dark

fingers stifle sobs

but not the pain

that flows through them.

 

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© 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.

 

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comfort

 

walking beside you

is like holding your hand;

we just slip into each other.

 

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© 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.

 

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all the vices

 

lunatics and geniuses are often alcoholics.

 

i am a poet

known to write

some arresting verse.

 

in that vein of honor

i tip my glass

a toast to all the vices

that drove men like me mad.

 

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© 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.

 

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fumes and funeral flowers

 

i came here

to tell you

i’ve not much longer

left to go.

it’s been an uphill ride

on fumes and the

heavens have dulled.

funny, we gaze

at the same sky

night after night;

you see stars shooting

while i, dying.

i guess i’m saying

i’m doing all i can

to crest this hill

plummet downward

 

cry your name from my lungs

one last time.

 

#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.

 

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

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

 

#tbt

 

my flesh and blood

 

like a fossil preserve me

keep me to unearth

some other day

these bones are brittle now

decayed and ruined

yet they speak a story

a history i pass on

only to you.

 

#barflypoet

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© 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.

 

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frames without lenses

 

we see

what we see.

 

#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.

 

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again i hear it

 

again i hear it

it’s more than i can bear

the crescendo rising

words faster than the last

a stream of consciousness

washing all in its path

yet no matter how i plead

that the damage is beyond repair

the rant rolls on

oblivious to the smallest survivor

you drown.

 

#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.

 

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2,678,400

 

it’s been a month since we’ve talked

good thing i haven’t counted—

the seconds do pile up.

i hear your voice at inopportune times

like when i want to forget you—

your timbre is ingrained.

when i close my eyes i see you smiling

in a way that’s supernova—

stars died for you; as well me.

 

#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.

 

listen to this poem

 

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

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

#tbt

 

he loved a girl

 

and these demons will only fuel you

as you grip the neck of rage

infidelity burning your throat

along with the bile you long to purge

 

purge;

 

suffer no longer

the transparency of these bottles

their lies ringing the bar top

hold instead the love

that looks to you now for guidance

 

not the tepid bills you squander

from the linings of your wallet.

 

#whatpainsyouproject –

a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

 

#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.

 

listen to this poem

 

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

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chew, swallow, repeat

 

they lie

denials as bland

as the dinners forced across their tongues.

 

#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.

 

listen to this poem

 

‘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