Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

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

 

#tbt

 

song

 

you are every bit of pain

i ever did sing.

 

#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

 

unintended consequence

 

he met a girl

loved the hell out of her

 

they found him guilty of killing

all the best she had ever shared

 

so he consumed

what remained of her

 

saving her heart for last

hoping she would beat within him

 

to the end.

 

#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

 

 

the way you carry yourself

 

you sit at the bar

mouth hanging open

catching flies but not passion

 

i think you’re a good person at heart

but you probably offer lovers

a very sad existence.

 

#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

 

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

 

#tbt

 

as brothers would

 

toast

toast as brothers would

as brothers do

in this moment of time

our whiskey our balm

to all the injustices

and all the wrongs

we have ever endured

without knowing

the good fights

the other has fought

while like all else

it goes down

fire into our bellies

as we speak infernos

burning to the ground

until last call.

 

#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

 

after months of not crafting any new poetry, i finally broke the dry spell.

two weeks ago, i started writing again and because of our pandemic ridden world, did so atop my front steps.

perhaps i shall be known as the ‘housefly poet’ for awhile.

regardless, i am writing again.

and with drinks in hand…

 

i share with you something brand new:

 

rust to something louder

 

and so after all these months

i grip spade and grave rob the tomb

my old haunts have moved on

still fervor rattles the bones

marvel, will you

over my state of preservation

a cold corpse yet done dying

decayed lips yet done lying

aren’t we taught truth

comes from the heart

my veracities boxed now

atop another’s shelf.

 

you thought i’d be dust and powder.

 

i’ve evolved from rust to something louder

than you could ever comprehend.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars (and atop front steps) …

 

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

 

backhanded lesson

 

i wanted

to get it right

with you.

 

#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

 

 

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

 

#tbt

 

a dollar for every lie

he’s a lying prick

the dime in his pocket

not worth the penny fibs

he hands out so frivolously

still you listen to his sermons

on a nightly fare; dumbstruck

while moonlight glitters in your eyes.

 

#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