Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

let yourself go.

 

‘longing for bad weather’

 

you love the rain.

 

it clings to the pane

distorts your vision

reimagines perception.

 

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 …all poems handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

 

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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for her, it’s the same cycle over and over…

 

‘delicates’

 

laundry;

 

she separates delicates wondering

why she’s been manhandled

all her life.

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …all poems handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

 

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

he had no choice. will i?

 

‘i watched my father suffer’

 

i wish a coward’s death

a last breath whispered

rather torn from the chest.

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …all poems handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

 

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

she held it in. but did not.

a real mind bender, she.

 

‘looking glass’

 

lost within normalcy

you turn to your looking glass to

appease the encapsulated weirdness without;

flow with everything that cannot define you.

 

rejoice in beauty found in folds

of darkness and lace.

 

most live life through a distorted lens

but not you.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …all poems handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

 

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

so i ask you: do you push or pull through?
 
‘he’s pushing through’
 
when one door closes
a new one will open
he fights to keep a foot
across the threshold
unmindful of crushed fingers
in the jam.
 
life has slammed shut on his face
far too many times for him to care.
 
#barflypoet
#josephapinto
 
© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.
 
…all poems handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…
 
 
Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

they grow up so fast, don’t they…?

 

‘little birds’

 

raised, nurtured, loved

held by gentle hands

then tossed to the wind

with no instruction

how to avoid power lines

upon ascension.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

…all poems handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

 

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

 

‘chopper’

 

easy rider

you take life like you take the road

 

you know one route

one speed

stop signs are blurs

 

we white-knuckle

while you glide

 

our landscape is harsh;

yours swallowed by an open throttle.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved. 

…all poems handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

 

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.