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Vol. 3:  Saudade

I Met A Woman Like That

Samiksha Ransom

Samiksha Tulika Ransom is an Indian poet. Her work has appeared in the Colorism Healing Writing Contest 2020 anthology and in magazines such as Verse of Silence. Samiksha is also the managing editor for All Ears magazine. She can be reached on Instagram @samiksha_ransom

there is a woman

with metal in her chest
and ink in her throat

she is like scotch mist
her iris, a cold cyan winter

her legs of lacquered glass
are castles in the air

she does not walk
she floats.

there is a woman
who is a crashing river

she swells
gushes, rises, recedes

brown sugar mixed with iron,
i know a woman like that

a ritual, a phenomena
someone’s past. saudade.

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