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  • Happy and Sad
  • Natasha Sajé (bio)

come different ways through the brain — in one a feather is lofted on warm currents. In the other, lead talons drag you around a volcano’s rim. One’s a beach resort with sparkling pools and attentive staff. The other’s a town in the interior, hordes scratching dirt with rakes. That one’s a deck of marked cards, the other a blank book of creamy pages. Back and forth between windows, fort/da, the fear of losing or the freedom of knowing love remains. Two spigots, one Chateau d’Yquem, the other piss, the brain a bartender trying to regulate alternating or sometimes even simultaneous spurts. You never know what will fill your mouth. [End Page 42]

Natasha Sajé

Natasha Sajé is the author of two books of poems, Red Under the Skin (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994), Bend (Tupelo Press, 2004), as well as many essays. Sajé is a professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and poetry faculty in the Vermont College MFA in Writing program.



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