Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


it’s official!
SCOTCH AND SCARS is available for consumption!


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scotch and scars.


one conceals the remnants of pain. the other treats it.


is it no wonder then that a bar is a natural part of the healing process?

a place where memory massages old hurts as well rips them open anew;

a refuge where booze loosens secrets at our lips and

passing hours only instigates the bite at the back of our throats.


gather your drink into your hands and take a long look at the raised tissue crisscrossing these limbs.

some call it a disfigurement. others the dark beauty of life.


let us drink then to the wonders of these wounds…

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