Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

‘a haunting’

 

even my ghosts

are haunted.

 

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© 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.

 

‘beauty in your broken’

what has lived

has died;

what has died

shall be reborn again.

#barflypoet

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© 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.

 

‘find a different brew, son’

 

he idled up to the bar

scraggly haired

dirty tattooed

hat low to hide eyes

drowning in bud

 

opening his mouth

he sounded as cheap as

the beer he stunk of.

 

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…raw poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars …

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‘karaoke guy’

 

the karaoke guy

lonelier than the

empty tables waiting

for a song.

 

silence knows lines

no one else can ever sing.

 

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

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‘it’s in the telling’

 

i have completely tuned them out.

 

i understand how little they respect me.

 

i’m not as detached as i let on.

 

their truth is as fabricated as my smile.

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

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

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‘he knew but didn’t want to believe’

 

thank you

for betraying me tonight

this bar will thank you

drained wallet

drained bottle of scotch

drained heart that made

a fucking mess of the place.

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

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

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‘in search of’

 

we’re all in search of something.

he’s in search of a strong cell phone signal

she’s in search of any signal from her man

he’s in search of a way

to keep the woman at the bar

from elbowing him while she talks

but she’s in search of an ear;

more salt for her margarita.

the old woman’s in search of the tissue up her sleeve

the dog’s in search of a fresh patch to piss on

the baby’s in search of its voice while

the parents are in search of quiet and they are in search

of a platform to be heard.

 

we’re all in search of something.

it lends you a sense of purpose

yet leaves you horribly undefined.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…poetry 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.