Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


to commemorate the release of my collection ‘FROM MY FRONT STEPS‘ on June 5,

here’s an except from my first collection ‘A DISTILLED SPIRIT.’




in a trick of light i found you

pouring venom from calloused hands

ripping faith from gibbous moon

i’ve loved you ever since.


your cruel grace matched by

even the coldest of gray januaries and

as the sun died

you spoke to me the foulest nothings

whispered from your alligator snout.


you poured acid in my ears to

quell my methods of thinking when

you knew full well

i had no free will at all.


chant a new song of turpitude

blasphemous act;

i’ll love you ever more.


listen to this poem



preorder on Amazon now




© 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.


Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.

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3 thoughts on “you

  1. Lucy says:

    WOW! This is such phenomenal and emotional writing.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      i’m glad you appreciate it, Lucy! 😍 thank you!

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