Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

  ‘different kind of love’   crude, self-serving, graceless, inflammatory, grating, crass, ignorant, belittling, foulmouthed, disloyal, righteous, narcissistic, bitch of a whore. good god, i’ve never loved anyone like you.   #barflypoet #josephapinto © Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.   …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no poem recently written… Knock back …

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  ‘coat of arms’   castle long crumbled the jesters now rule no longer are you spoken upon tongues banished from all things they all alone deem worthy you exist only to chase the long promise of shadows cast by the sun.   #barflypoet #josephapinto © Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.   …poetry …

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  ‘absolution of blame’   you have mastered the art of letting the slack from the rope knotting the knot and not caring if the limb will hold when they swing   and they will swing   the noose never far from your hand.   #barflypoet #josephapinto © Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved. …

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  ‘molten’   i am molten i am wretched i am release beneath a mouth   longing to burn.   #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,’ …

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  for my little lady…   ‘paint-by-numbers’   little girl, you shoo the monsters standing sentinel watch around my heart and the steeds you tame allow me to ride them beside you.   my elegant eternal sunshine you erase horrors from my world fill my soul with rainbow hues of paint-by-numbers.   #barflypoet #josephapinto © …

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    ‘come around, come undone’   hiding his face in his hands vague insipid shudders   truth an ominously tamed circular balance   inspired without cause;   ghosts raised by prohibited ideals and explanations.   #barflypoet #josephapinto © Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.   …poetry handcrafted from the inside of bars; no …

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