Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

‘there are spiders’

there are spiders.

there are spiders

that are big

and juicy

and crawling

and silent

and foreign

covered in bristly hair

have a million legs

a thousand eyes.

there are spiders

that are hunters

that are killers

have fangs

and horrid mouths.

but it is not the spider that spreads poison

you need to concern yourself with but

the one that will snare you

keep you trapped in its web.



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9 thoughts on “there are spiders

  1. Fiery says:

    Am I supposed to feel terrified? ’cause I am 🙀

    But amazing. Never read anything like this from you.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you….why do you say that? I personally feel this poem is meh lol

      1. Fiery says:

        Not meh at all. Why do I say I’m terrified? Or why do I say I’ve never read anything like this from you? I’ll answer both!
        Firstly, it sounded like it was about evil people or at least people who are out to hurt you but they’re just in the peripherals mostly. But if someone dangerous catches you and traps you..then you should be worried. Also it made me think of a black widow, though that goes more for men. …
        And usually I read your poetry and it’s less abstract and visual, so this was different. I liked it. Made me think. Things we write that we think are iffy are sometimes the ones that make an impression on people. Analysis over! 😂

      2. Joseph Pinto says:

        it’s a great analysis! lol

      3. Fiery says:

        I am a smarty pants…

      4. Fiery says:

        Don’t laugh your whole ass off…we may need it 🤭

  2. so great to see you writing poetry my friend. Spiders are the least of my worries in Africa.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you Leslie! I hope you’e doing well! xo

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