When Peach Was Flesh Tint


By. Roma Narkhede

a blush
of color
a tinge
of radiant

before 1962,
known as
the color of flesh.

brown and black
a yearning for

a flash of scintillation
in the sun kissed
tan skin shimmers
on a beaten down
pink dusty street.

Roma Narkhede is a poet and an artist from India. She has an MFA in creative writing from Rosemont College. Her artwork has appeared on the cover of Matter Press books and The Bookends Review. Roma writes non-fiction and poetry on subjects ranging from culture to identity. You can find her artwork on romasboxofcolors.com.