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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  elopement   so this is it the guests have gone the way unattended no one to witness your first dance did you sweep away your lack of rsvps along with your growing return of regrets they were released, you know doves to sky, or rice so cliché the old italian man grips the broom …

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  it’s a fine looking family, don’t you think?   ‘FROM MY FRONT STEPS‘ now available on Amazon   #barflypoet #josephapinto © Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved. all poetry is older work and chosen at random unless otherwise noted.   ‘Scotch and Scars’ and ‘A Distilled Spirit’ in paperback and Kindle ebook at …

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