Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


an ipa at 9%


it was the mug i held

as heavy in my hand

as the decisions in my life.





© 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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5 thoughts on “an ipa at 9%

  1. mbrazfieldm says:

    I appreciate the directness of this piece.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      i’m so happy that you get me… 😀🥃🥃

  2. Simply and poignant 🙌

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