Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


he made great fodder for my pen. but i’ll never get those hours back in my life.


‘please…shut up’


you, sir

are a fountain of useless information

spouting your words recklessly

as food crumbles from your mouth.


all around you cringe

as your waxed lecture

goes on without end.


you suck the pimento

from the olives of your martini

as effortlessly as you suck dry

our lives.




© 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.

2 thoughts on “please…shut up

  1. LOL I love this one. I know this guy.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thanks, Andrew! Yeah, we all do, don’t we…? lmao

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