Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction




late night perils 


i loved the way you stabbed

cigars at the end of your stilettos

and cursed the newspaper deliveryman

in the half-light of dawn.


i loved the way we closed

the clubs and cut the fat

through the muck of our disco fries.


if it wasn’t for your budweiser mouth

i still might be in love.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars …


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

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