Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


‘it’s in the telling’


i have completely tuned them out.


i understand how little they respect me.


i’m not as detached as i let on.


their truth is as fabricated as my smile.




© 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 “it’s in the telling

  1. Bravo on that finale. It was mike drop worthy

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      i live for the mike drop. i appreciate your support, Andrew. one day if you’re ever in the nj/ny area, we’ll share a few spirits and drop mikes together

      1. should have said that while i lived there. I will let you know when I visit.

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