Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction




let’s meet in a café

i’ll draw your portrait

if i could do justice to myth.


i’ll lick latte from your tongue

then write your name in my cup

let’s sing poetry

and confuse the patrons:

they don’t understand cobblestoned meter.


you sway to jazz

and i’ll grind to blues

juju to my gris-gris

risen spirit to my blood.




© 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.

7 thoughts on “café

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      why thanks, TJ xo 😉

  1. tara caribou says:

    Oh wow Joe. I love this one. Sensual AND gritty.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thanks so much, Tara! kinda like me, right? lol 😉

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      i occasionally write of steamy latte and love 😉

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