Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

for my daughter

‘unconditional’

little fingers wrap around my own
yet i feel the smaller one.

i may have you by years
but your heart has me by bounds.

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‘seashell’

to be anything
anywhere
but lost on your shore.

#barflypoet
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‘hobby’

so hurtful were your words
your writing is only a hobby
that i deleted you
from future lines;

instant death.

i wasted no adjective
used no metaphor
describing your demise.

#barflypoet
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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

My poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar‘ now ready for consumption at:

Amazon paperback: goo.gl/31Zp1i

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Don’t be fooled by the posers and mimics you read…

‘creed’

this is writing —
earth laden nails
grit crusted teeth
sun-scorched hide
scotch soaked pain

creed of the beast.

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Be real.

My poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar‘ now ready for consumption at:

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‘acoustic night’

she sings the songs
that slays the hearts
leaves us wanting
for all the things
we lack at home.

#barflypoet
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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Sip it or slam it, my first poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar‘ now ready for consumption at:

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‘clever’

always smile
and hide your darkness.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Sip it or slam it, my first poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar‘ now ready for consumption at:

Amazon paperback: goo.gl/31Zp1i

Amazon kindle ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079J536ZC

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‘germophobe’

it would be my luck
that you show up
hacking your lungs
spraying disease

all over the bar
when all i wished
was to drink
write raw poetry

eat grilled meat

instead no amount of disinfectant
can make me feel sterile;
already my skin turns green

like the mucous seeping from your nose.

i can barely finish this poem
but i will eat the dead cow
knock back my scotch
then drive to the er

crawling with infection

awaiting eventual death.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Sip it or slam it, my first poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar‘ now 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