Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


you figure things out the hard way…


‘yes isn’t always the answer’


yes isn’t always the answer

i couldn’t figure out

what he meant

but it became clearer

after several shots of irish whiskey


look, sometimes you have to grow balls

and stick up for yourself

be a man and not some compliant pussy

that rolls over to your woman.


he suddenly got a text from his wife

and hurried home.


i poured whiskey down my throat

stumbled in at 4am

walked into walls

pissed in the sink

and caught holy hell.


listen to this poem



© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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4 thoughts on “yes isn’t always the answer

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      mucho mucho appreciated, D.A.! 🙂

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Hypocrites abound. Lol. Good one, Joseph. 😄

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      damn hypocrites! lol thank you, Terveen! xo

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