Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


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



he loved a girl


and these demons will only fuel you

as you grip the neck of rage

infidelity burning your throat

along with the bile you long to purge




suffer no longer

the transparency of these bottles

their lies ringing the bar top

hold instead the love

that looks to you now for guidance


not the tepid bills you squander

from the linings of your wallet.


#whatpainsyouproject –

a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Poetry served to you raw and unedited from the moment crafted;

all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.


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