Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


‘y i’


he shoves his hand out

introduction quicker

than the bartender’s pour

tells me he spells his name

with y instead of i—


(the only part of him

worth mentioning)


he asks

why i

am not as social as he;


i’ve a strong distrust

for anyone in love

with consonants.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.


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

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2 thoughts on “y i

  1. LOL . I really like this

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      yes, this actually happened to me lol

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