Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


here’s something i don’t do often – and that’s share a poem i recently wrote!


‘the bar i wrote in closed down’


my hurt still waits inside

a dumb dog whose owner

left it along the road

only here it sits in

stale air and darkness

while glasses it once lapped

remain out of reach



and in vacant windows

i sometimes glimpse its face

no matter how fast i drive by

mourning eyes with no direction

hopeful at the sounds

the shrill of silence makes;

click of a lock signaling


i’m home.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.


…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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