Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction




i drank scotch

i drank scotch

drank another scotch

and took a piss

and noticed the snot

on the walls

a graveyard of snot

dead by smearing

and dead by premature



a sacred place above the urinal.


i scrubbed my hands

did not touch the bar

but threw down a good tip

and got away

from all the disgusting




that could have been sitting next to me.


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4 thoughts on “murderers

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    This really makes you think…
    God knows who’s been there before you. Good one!🙂

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      oh, God knows…and I don’t envy that knowledge lol thank you Terveen!! xo

  2. PauliAtomic says:

    “A graveyard of snot” and “sacred place above the urinal” are killer lines. Also…. fuck, dudes are gross.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      lol thank you so much! and yeah…i’m a dude for Christ sakes but that’s just waaaaay too much 🤢

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