Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

‘ghosts and casualties’ depthless sadness constantly replenished by the wine unable to sate the nauseous ache inside. head of the table supposed patriarch— more an unknown soldier lost somewhere between the catacombs and war. yes, go on and be merry endless chatter carries on; drift, drift as glass to lips; another toast to ghosts and …

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‘penchant’ you aren’t as clean as you’d like us to believe the hands you clasp before you in prayer snared in the cookie jar; you always had a penchant for sweets. keep praying as i pray for all us fools and dreamers and the promise that tomorrow will bring something new. #barflypoet #josephapinto © Copyright …

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‘this i will not do’ sure you happened to be sitting next to me but we chinked shot glasses so many times i believed you to be a brother then you upped and left without saying goodbye; i felt like a jilted bitch. go fuck yourself if you think i’ll ever buy another round. #barflypoet …

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‘i can control my own destiny’ i told you i’d stop drinking. i lied. listen, i’m going to die one of two ways: under the constant rolling of your eyes or weighted with a bloated liver. so when the reaper comes calling i’ll go happily free of your shit a scotch in my hand. #barflypoet …

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‘unwanted things’ strewn across the floor lint lipstick love once found things now no longer needed inside your purse. #barflypoet #josephapinto © Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved. ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar‘ now 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 …

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From my book ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar.’ 161 poems written exclusively from inside the pubs I haunt… ‘let it out’ you’re unable to suppress it the slightest thing sends you into a tizzy you can’t see clearly not that you could before as tears spill from your eyes let it out …

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‘after a long time’ don’t be such a stranger she tells me not realizing i’m a stranger to myself. #barflypoet #josephapinto © Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved. ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar’ now 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 …

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‘the way i walk’ you pay more attention to my missteps and less heed to the way i crack and splinter but somehow your ignorance blinds you to the fact i fell eight paces behind; behind as the shadow alongside you grows long. #barflypoet #josephapinto © Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved. ‘A Distilled …

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‘quick road to riches’ it’s a notebook scarred and stained with scotch but that never kept me from pushing my pen across those pitfalls. i wish you’d root me on daring my creativity to dry— it won’t. you won’t. a few measly bucks spent on the spiral as paychecks brim only with the investment of …

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‘my song’ you’re music in my hands and when i place my lips on every soft curve you sing of shooting stars trembling reeds. #barflypoet #josephapinto © Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved. ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar’ now ready for consumption at: Amazon paperback: goo.gl/31Zp1i Amazon kindle ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079J536ZC Barnes and Noble: goo.gl/SbKH26 …

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