Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


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






her regrets overflow

more than her pours.


pleas for another round

drown out her own.


her pain as subtle

as the oak on my tongue.


merlot ruminations

stain the coasters.


she hopes i am blind

to the sediment in the glass.




© 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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9 thoughts on “bartender #tbt

  1. Love the imagery and the dark, beautiful emotions they convey…. ❤️

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      if you were drinking with me at the time i wrote this, you’d agree i nailed it… 🍷🍷

      1. I bet I would without a doubt 🙂

  2. Love this one…”subtle as oak”

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      so happy you do…yea interestingly unlike the oak nuance, i’m anything but subtle lmao

      1. Oh, you still think you need to tell me that😉♥️

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