Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

Yeah. It’s for fucking you.

#barflypoet
#adistilledspirit
#josephapinto

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

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‘unless you notice’

the smile is unwavering
but the face framing it
is broken.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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

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‘tales of woe at 1am’

i had my scotch, you your jack
and we shared heartache
well through our third round
into final call.

if there is anything life has taught me
it’s never ignore the plea of a
soul as needy and empty
as your own.

the stale taste of booze and tales
of woe at 1am will unite us;
in the end it all remains the same
just along two different roads.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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

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‘burdens of ignorance’

it’s the way it is
i get it
i’m the black sheep
and no one believes
in a single thing i do.

yet somehow i shoulder
the burdens of ignorance;
there’s no convincing the unfaithful.

only now the spade i carry
will dig the graves
of every one lost to me
a long time ago.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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

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So what makes my book ‘A Distilled Spirit’ unique?

It’s written so you, the reader, can experience a long night out on the town with me.

Each chapter a bit more reflective in its prose, a bit darker and distressing as the evening unfolds. And the drinks flow…

I’d like to pour you an excerpt from my first chapter, 7pm:

‘floor mirror’

the reflection speaks lies
clay where flesh hung
wire where bones once created
sense to the structure

strength had been there
but now all is malleable
awaiting hands to reshape
to be whole again.

#barflypoet
#adistilledspirit

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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

 

 

 

I share the pain of another…

‘marionette’

within her aphotic stillness
a stage clumsy in its creation
awaiting hands to tear it down
yet her fingers pluck always
twine shadows of remembrance
no final lines or curtain calls
only manipulated limbs;
lips belonging to another’s voice.

#barflypoet
#josephapinto

#whatpainsyouproject –
a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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