Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


‘egg whites, veggies on a whole wheat wrap’


i had an epiphany

the morning i ordered breakfast

in that old deli and grill

listening to the mumbled tune

high up upon the shelf

from that static crusted radio.

i realized i understood

everything that was sung

each word every chord

while not one person in my life

has deciphered my signal

quite clearly cried out at all.




© 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.

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