Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


you’re too high maintenance…




the cynosure of my being, yet at every turn

you’ve insisted i’ve gone blind—


the luster of you never faded

only my tolerance to polish such a rare gem.




© 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.

4 thoughts on “luster

  1. Emily says:

    Your book is in my Amazon cart. I look forward to reading it. Congrats!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you so much, Emily!!! xoxo I look forward to your thoughts whenever you get to reading it

      1. Emily says:

        Sure thing! I’ve been out of the loop here for a while. Trying to check back when I can! Hope you are well.

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        No worries. Sometimes, being out of the loop is not necessarily a bad thing… I’m hanging in there…and you? You can always catch me over on IG, too, and message me there 🙂 Talk soon, Em

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