Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

  an excerpt from my new collection ‘FROM MY FRONT STEPS’    if i’m okay   she’s having her first sleepover i can feel her glow from down the block she’s found a friend who accepts her as she is it’s all i could ever ask for a lesson i pray she learns without my …

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  an excerpt from my new collection ‘FROM MY FRONT STEPS’    thunder   when i was a little boy my mother told me thunder was only the sound of angels bowling overhead so when i hear it now i laugh with the thought we’re all on one big alley wearing miscolored shoes.   listen …

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  an excerpt from my new collection ‘FROM MY FRONT STEPS’    the forgotten phase   the country closed tight though like an old whore some parts insist on parting open accepting the dime but not the dollar common sense priceless and drying in jars moonshine gone the way of lemonade and the sober guzzle …

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