Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

confessional

 

sometimes

when the bar is at its loudest

i shift in my chair

 

and fart.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPSRELEASE DATE JUNE 5!

 

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

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your object of affection

 

oh the snide curl

across his lips

as he patronizes that girl

 

i watch you

watching him

 

suddenly the stars

have gone from your eyes.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPSRELEASE DATE JUNE 5!

 

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

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put me in the donation bin

 

you treat me like a doll

you’ve owned for years

worn, stained, lifeless

until you decide to hold it.

 

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FROM MY FRONT STEPSRELEASE DATE JUNE 5!

 

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

false hope

 

we search for something

a shining something

a splendid something

that is found in only

the darkest something

the most despondent something

within us all.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPSRELEASE DATE JUNE 5!

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

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

 

#tbt

 

god: four shots in

 

dear everyone:

 

let’s face it

i fucked up

i can admit it

the world has gone to hell

and all needs to be flushed

all creatures

great or small

makes no matter.

 

maybe i’ll crack another rib

get the image just right

but the wiring in the brain

needs a ton of work.

 

until then

i’ll sit

toss this shot back

and enjoy the complete shit show

your facebook feeds have become.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPSRELEASE DATE JUNE 5!

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

I’m so excited to share the news that on June 5, 2021, my 3rd poetry collection titled From My Front Steps will be released! It’s available right now for preorder on Amazon.

It’s a short but unique collection that you’re going to love. I’ll be providing more details about the collection, the cover reveal and the story behind it in the days and weeks to come.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram (joseph_a_pinto), Facebook (Joseph A. Pinto, barflypoet & author of dark fiction), Twitter (@JosephAPinto) and my website (www.josephpinto.com)

Cheers!

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

she flies

 

she flies

i know not where

or why.

 

i wish to be the currents

stealing her

a place of fancy

created by a longing heart.

 

listen to this poem

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

another scotch, please

 

some nights

i just got nothin’

spillin from my pen

but i got a whole lot

spillin’ ‘cross my tongue.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

listen to this poem

 

‘Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

 

first class

 

it’s like all those men in her life

have considered her to be a letter

something to hold

to fold, to stamp

something to send off

without courtesy of the label

handle with care.

 

some men just do that.

 

others, rare few others

stand vigil at the mailbox

waiting on the letter

that will forever change their life.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

listen to this poem

 

‘Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

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

 

#tbt

 

cinder and ash

 

i fucked it all up, didn’t i?

can what i did be undone?

i thought i held us firm

squeezed too hard

i’m left staring at the dust

 

it’s so much more painful

when i see your face.

 

prisoner to my own hades

my fires have burnt

cinder back to cinder

ash back to ash

a recycled mad chaos of sorts.

 

i wish i could tell you

i ache for you

doing so might char me further;

 

doing so might char you further.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.

 

listen to this poem

 

‘Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms