Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


‘coat of arms’


castle long crumbled

the jesters now rule

no longer are you

spoken upon tongues

banished from all things

they all alone deem worthy

you exist only to chase

the long promise of shadows

cast by the sun.




© 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.

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