Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


i share with you something brand new:


not on the fatality list


this is our new fad

quarantine love

mindful of our distance

while we laugh at the experts

we’ve been practicing this, you know

long before it ever came in vogue

concealing all expression

resigned to the fact

our words are asymptomatic

just a monotonous series of sounds

muffled beneath layers


infecting inauspiciously the ears.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars (and atop front steps) …


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

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

9 thoughts on “not on the fatality list

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you Maria!!

      1. You’re welcome, Joe

  1. TJ says:

    Love it 🤘

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      so glad you do, TJ, thank you!!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      much appreciated, Jenn!!!

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