Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


wake up, girl


a sin

she keeps

the ugly

bottled inside

while butterflies

flit outside

her window.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…


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my newest poetry collection ‘Scotch and Scars’ is now available in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.


‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is also available in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.


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8 thoughts on “wake up, girl

  1. mbrazfieldm says:

    ouch, in a great way poet xo

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      it hurts to see someone not recognize how lovely they truly are… 🥃🥃

      1. mbrazfieldm says:

        yes most of my professional life I’ve put kids back together again after their “people” broke them apart most of my childhood I tried doing the same thing with my own parents and since I was a very small child I tried putting myself together again through various methods and your words kind of put all of that into perspective very deep piece of work Poeta thank you very much for sharing you rock

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        sometimes with less words i’m able to convey more, & i’m happy this piece accomplished that. yeah, i’ve been a humpty dumpty myself. luckily now my pen serves as the glue 😉 and i’m happy you put yourself back together again, too xoxo

  2. Wonderful words, my friend.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thanks brother! i appreciate your support as always! 🥃🥃

  3. Beautiful imagery Joe!!! ♥️

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      much appreciated, Hal

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