Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


did you get your copy of FROM MY FRONT STEPS yet?


it’s a poetry collection, of course, but also a story within a story within a story,

and no one really knows how it will end…


here’s the introductory page to FROM MY FRONT STEPS


summer 2020:


over the course of several days,

i took to my front steps with notebook,

pen, bluetooth speaker and

drink of my choice.


covid-19 had closed all my favorite watering holes

and where else was a barflypoet supposed to write?


so here’s a little story about

ruminations, observations and longing in a pandemic.


i poured myself across those steps;

i never spilled a drop from my drinks, though.



now available on Amazon




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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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2 thoughts on “introductory page to my book ‘From My Front Steps’

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Really nice word play! 🙂

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