Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


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






i knew you’d be dead soon

so i took your photograph

exposed you somewhere

between this world

and the next

the nerve of you

not bothering to thank me

as i photoshopped your sallow flesh

in a handsome tinge of sepia

an improvement, trust me

still you’re so stuck in your ways

much like your insistence

upon chatting with aunt betty

who’ll be gone three years this may.





© 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 “snapshot #tbt

  1. a masterpiece my friend

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thanks Andrew! how have you been feeling?

      1. Feeling pretty good. Trying to take it easy. One step at a time.
        Hope you are well.

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        I’m doing ok. I’ve got wine. I’ve got beer. I’ve got scotch and bourbon. I’ve got front steps to write from now and I’ve still got my wits and health. Those are all wins nowadays.
        I’m glad you’re feeling good!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      i really appreciate that 😊

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