Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

 

‘clipped wings’

 

keep the fluttering within you

‘neath the comfort of your sheets

coolness of the covers

keeps the silence to the shrill

of all your secrets.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

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

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where do you call home..?
 
‘creature comfort’
 
i am at home
in a bottle of
scotch.
 
#barflypoet
#josephapinto
 
© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.
 
Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

It’s time for the ‘What Pains You Project.’ I listen privately to your pain and write an anonymous poem dedicated to you…

‘protects her fingers’

 

calloused from the boots

she laces tight every day

her fingers still find a way

to wear the hats and

knead the knots from her life.

mind and muscle reaction

a bit slowed down

nevertheless her blood pumps

and with that resolve dons gloves

in search of mountains to climb.

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

#whatpainsyouproject –

a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ ready for consumption at:

Amazon paperback: goo.gl/31Zp1i

Amazon kindle ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079J536ZC

Barnes and Noble: goo.gl/SbKH26

UK Amazon paperback: goo.gl/4LcSxE

UK Amazon kindle ebook: goo.gl/wHsW14

 

 

Who wouldn’t want a signed book for the holidays?
 
Gift a signed copy of ‘Dusk and Summer‘ from my #etsy shop!
Proceeds will be donated to Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research!
 
#booksandzines #book #books #signedbook #author #signedcopy #josephpinto

 

It’s time for the ‘What Pains You Project.’ I listen privately to your pain and write an anonymous poem dedicated to you…

 

‘a matter of perception’

 

master to none

he feels the wind

beneath featherless wings;

rooted to the ground.

 

he regrets nothing

staring into the faces

of his smiling kids—

 

they don’t see

his unrealized aspirations;

only dad.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

 

#whatpainsyouproject –

a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

 

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ ready for consumption at:

Amazon paperback: goo.gl/31Zp1i

Amazon kindle ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079J536ZC

Barnes and Noble: goo.gl/SbKH26

UK Amazon paperback: goo.gl/4LcSxE

UK Amazon kindle ebook: goo.gl/wHsW14

 

 

It’s time again for the ‘What Pains You Project.’ I listen privately to your pain and write an anonymous poem dedicated to you…

 

‘but the kids did see’

 

she played dress up

the kids wouldn’t see

bedroom door locked

(marriage wide open)

danced like a princess

glass slippers cracked

the kingdom was cracked

 

wine splashed her gown

still she twirled

bedroom door locked

(eyes wide shut)

fairy tale splendid

though merlot heavy-tongued

heart slurred with self-loathing.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

#whatpainsyouproject –

a poem for an anonymous reader and their pain…

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

Knock back my poetry collection ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar,’ ready for consumption at:

Amazon paperback: goo.gl/31Zp1i

Amazon kindle ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079J536ZC

Barnes and Noble: goo.gl/SbKH26

UK Amazon paperback: goo.gl/4LcSxE

UK Amazon kindle ebook: goo.gl/wHsW14