Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


‘find a different brew, son’


he idled up to the bar

scraggly haired

dirty tattooed

hat low to hide eyes

drowning in bud


opening his mouth

he sounded as cheap as

the beer he stunk of.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.


…raw 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.


2 thoughts on “find a different brew, son

  1. Johnnie Walker is a much better cologne

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      hell yeah it is. better for the soul, too.

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