Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


 

‘there, but not needed’

 

she catches teasing hands

from the air desperate

to catch teasing hearts.

 

#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.

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‘grocery list’

 

handed a hundred and a grocery list

his wife watched him roll the windows down

heard the radio crank up and recognizing that

faraway look in his eyes took the keys

left him with the kid and went to the store

herself.

 

#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.

‘i think of you’

 

i think of you between stanzas

i think of you in the midst of scheme

and when the ink blots my paper

i think of you most of all.

 

#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.

‘blowjob for an elder god’
 
drop to your knees
open your mouth
pray to an elder god
that knows not mercy
and as its preaching fills you
understand you now belong to a crueler state
of submissiveness.
 
#barflypoet
#josephapinto
© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.
Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

‘i’ve learned to adapt’

 

don’t worry—

i’ve killed myself many times over

drinking

i’ll kill myself many times over

coming back.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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