Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


spinnin’ the greatest hits from the barflypoet yesterday and today!




as brothers would



toast as brothers would

as brothers do

in this moment of time

our whiskey our balm

to all the injustices

and all the wrongs

we have ever endured

without knowing

the good fights

the other has fought

while like all else

it goes down

fire into our bellies

as we speak infernos

burning to the ground

until last call.




© 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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2 thoughts on “as brothers would #tbt

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      i am so glad you do! 😉

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