Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


for my little lady…




little girl, you shoo the monsters standing

sentinel watch around my heart

and the steeds you tame

allow me to ride them beside you.


my elegant eternal sunshine

you erase horrors from my world

fill my soul with rainbow hues

of paint-by-numbers.




© 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 “paint-by-numbers

  1. I really like how you ended this

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you Andrew 🙂

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