Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

 

i choose to drink alone…

 

‘reality settles in’

 

young, in love

inseparable at the bar

finishing each other’s sentences

sipping each other’s drinks

perfect, so profound

 

i’d like to see them in 10 years

silent static between them

recalling how once

they denied separation of skin

how once they rang in new morns

 

now together they cry check, please

after the first round.

 

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

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

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concise.

 

‘truth’

 

i am worth

 

less.

 

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

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you hear me in only one dimension.

 

‘corporeal’

 

these bones have grown weary

the skin worn.

 

soul hoarse from screaming.

 

#barflypoet

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© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

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he made great fodder for my pen. but i’ll never get those hours back in my life.

 

‘please…shut up’

 

you, sir

are a fountain of useless information

spouting your words recklessly

as food crumbles from your mouth.

 

all around you cringe

as your waxed lecture

goes on without end.

 

you suck the pimento

from the olives of your martini

as effortlessly as you suck dry

our lives.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

…poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

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

 

there’s always that one tough guy…

 

‘wannabe biker’

 

mark the flesh

latest fancy

 

skulls to brand

the toughness

 

devils to speak

of atrocities

 

you’ve never committed.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

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

 

god you burn going down.

 

‘100 proof’

 

the words

you pour

have kick.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written…

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

 

there’s no sweetening you.

 

‘7:24 am’

 

hypocrisies

like bitter coffee

stain the tongue

leaving you eventually

with a bad case

of the shits.

 

#barflypoet

#josephapinto

© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

 …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars…

 

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