Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


 

enjoy an excerpt from my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit’

 

‘the seat beside me’

 

sporting a black eye,

he tells me:

women are like booze

but you can’t get punched in the face

for sucking on the neck of a bourbon;

his voice slurs with decades of bad decisions;

his eyes swim like

confused fish in a dirty bowl.

i watch him drink

until those fish go belly-up

then order myself another scotch.

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

Pour yourself my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ ready for consumption at:

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2 thoughts on “the seat beside me

  1. tara caribou says:

    This is perfect. I think I was sitting on the other side of this guy.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      I’ve been on the other side of that seat many times… lol

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