Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


counseling doesn’t help


not a single person

in my family

takes the time

chooses a moment

asks me

how i’m feeling

or who i







© 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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16 thoughts on “counseling doesn’t help

  1. TJ says:

    How are you feeling, Joseph?

    But yeah… I get it, guy. People’s heads are waaaaay too far up their own arses to even ask sometimes, eh? I talk to myself. Full convos. No joke. Better and cheaper than any counselling out there. 👽🤘

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      I’m all good. I’m not afraid to expose things I’ve been thru, or even how I feel. I validate my own validity 😉 I appreciate you asking very much xo

      1. TJ says:

        You never should be afraid to express and expose. Men who show their vulnerability are the manliest, most deliciously masculine kind. Never be like the boring repressed others! 💋💋💋

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        you’ve been reading my work for awhile now, so you should know i wear my heart on my sleeve. standing apart from the others is my very dna! 😉

      3. TJ says:

        Love that so much!

      4. Joseph Pinto says:

        i’m glad you do 🙂

  2. mbrazfieldm says:

    stay strong friend 🙂

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      always, my lovely soul xo 🙂

  3. Brief impact on this one. Glad to see things have changed.

  4. Your truth speaks loudly. Wonderful poetry

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you Jenn xo

      1. You’re very welcome

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