Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


‘on this sea’

you are completely oblivious

i am a wayward soul;

i possess no anchor.


how do you not see the

water i’ve taken on.


i’ve drifted on this sea

over the course of many moons

prey to siren’s call.


let the north star guide you

but leave me rudderless—

my night pregnant with storm.




© Copyright Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.


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5 thoughts on “on this sea

  1. Fiery says:

    Love. This.
    The last stanza is just… painfully beautiful

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you so much! 🙂 xo

  2. Really beautiful, I agree, the last stanza especially

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you so much!! 🙂

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