Saaro Umar

Saaro Umar is a Oromo poet. Her work has appeared in Australian Poetry, Demos, Voiceworks, Expound, Scum, Alien She Zine among others.

ode; to blue

because the senses crave melody it drips; a whistle caught in cotton vill i sit. nothing— this body is beyond capture. but is a simple sound. whistle; [elelelelelele] ululation. it drips; heat exit graft; each twitch splits— the hairs on …

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I had promised myself that I will never write about shisha, ever again. The topic itself is as disgusting as is                                                                                                            knuckles press down onto counter hips between stovetop & a stack of ceramic my soles lift as his hand …

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