Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction




before your eyes, i share nothing, hint nor glimmer, merely a manipulation, a twisted play of your own perception. believe me weak? i am weak. think me raw? i’ll soak your laces in all i spill. strike the chords your ears will hear. pluck the strings your core responds. understand i have gamed you on a lustrous level, blinded you to such point into the seat of my palm unawares. crush you? such as i choose. cup your own luminous? surely, if only i’d not evolved in darkness.


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6 thoughts on “iridescent

  1. Your words are incredible.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      thank you so much, dear poet xo

      1. You’re very welcome, always so nice to see you here xo

  2. Sunra Rainz says:

    “cup your own luminous?” Love this line. I really enjoy how your writing is evolving, Joseph. A pleasure to read.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      hi Sunra! so glad you do…and thank you! 😊

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