Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

right mix

 

you and me

 

nothing but bone

to provide space

 

flesh to bind.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

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© 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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day after day

 

the cruelest

of all the lonelies

is waiting on a phone

that refuses to ring.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

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© 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.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

murderers

 

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

picking

hanging

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

unclean

murdering

motherfuckers

that could have been sitting next to me.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© 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.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

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.

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© 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.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

a different route

 

i really should be sitting atop

the cool dew mat of your grave but

i’ve chosen a different route today—

uncomfortable stool beneath me

a jagged tear on the one beside

sipping on a scotch

watching as what remains

of this afternoon

bleeds away.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© 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.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

i haven’t thrown it back in awhile, so no better time than now!

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

#tbt

 

monstrosities

 

come

don your spider silk trousseau, indulge me

a jig—

funeral hymn and devil’s perfume—

blackened, our matrimony

miasma, our vows

ever faithful i’ll be to

rust-mouthed promises

while you cherish my slack cock

against your thigh.

in honey light our shadows creep

as we fuck in this church van

spawn a slit-eyed bastard

meant to rule gravy train slugs

then leave it steaming—

glistening under dashboard’s light—

saw-toothed smile crooked and pure

while we murder cherubs with our rubber gloves on.

 

listen to this poem

 

my new collection

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© 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.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

 

what are you waiting for?

get your copy of FROM MY FRONT STEPS now!

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© 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.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

no bones about it

 

you make me realize

just how insignificant

i truly am.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© 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.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

no matter the label

 

scotch goes down smoother

the more pain you’re in.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© 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.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms

 

 

slice

 

we all need

to bleed out

our own way.

 

listen to this poem

 

FROM MY FRONT STEPS

now available on Amazon

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© 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.

subscribe to the audio barflypoet YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/y2stm5ms