Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

an ipa at 9%

 

it was the mug i held

as heavy in my hand

as the decisions in my life.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

 

mysterious ways

 

i sure hope

god is clearing a path before me

 

cause i’ve fucked up

everything i’ve left behind.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

 

 

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

 

#tbt

 

adulteress

 

in shadow you embrace your aches

fingers trailing a procession

down the easy of your thighs

lips once full now so transparent

robbed of all that pleasured;

 

from upon the wall the clock strikes

wayward hands of unrequited hours.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

 

followed by thousands following back none

 

quite frankly

you suck.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

 

flutter

 

exhale

 

i’ll breathe you in

carry you along

bird in a cage

till i let you loose

and marvel

as you flutter

across my lips.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

 

we lost the wrench

 

age rusts the bolts.

 

nothing stays

fast and strong

forever.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

 

 

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

 

#tbt

 

snapshot

 

i knew you’d be dead soon

so i took your photograph

exposed you somewhere

between this world

and the next

the nerve of you

not bothering to thank me

as i photoshopped your sallow flesh

in a handsome tinge of sepia

an improvement, trust me

still you’re so stuck in your ways

much like your insistence

upon chatting with aunt betty

who’ll be gone three years this may.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

 

absence

 

it isn’t in what you say

it’s in what you don’t.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

 

our bodies are a machine

 

drink, drink

be sure to take your piss

your body will eliminate

all it finds unwanted—

 

memories, waste, love.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto

 

the memory of you

 

i pushed you out from my life

like i would a hard shit

 

thankless and necessary

 

somehow in the end, you still managed

to leave me walking in pain.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

want this poem in audible form? follow me on instagram: joseph_a_pinto