27 Saras

after Wayne Holloway-Smith


Sara without the H (the princess is not Jewish but Arabian), Sara Kookaburra in the old gum tree, Sara who struggled to sharpen B+s into As, Sara who sees double, Sara under wraps, Sara in the brook (her natural habitat), Fire Hen Triple Gemini Sara. Skeleton crew Sara, Sara Solo, Sara Serape, Serendipity. Sara sorting which Saras to remember in the hour before bombs might drop.  Sara disguised as Someone Smarter than Sara, Sara putting the world under a microscope, Sara on Steroids, Sara dancing the blues. Sara in the adult swim lap lane, Sara Syrah. Bad Pun Sara, Save the Day Sara, Show Off Sara, Skyward-facing Sara, Revolutionary Etude Sara, Eccentric World Traveling Aunt Sara. Sara who reinvents herself as a dandelion. Que Sera Sara. Sara still.

Sara Backer

Sara Backer, an MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts, has two chapbooks: Scavenger Hunt (dancing girl press) and Bicycle Lotus (Left Fork). Her writing has been honored with eight Pushcart nominations and residency fellowships from the Norton Island and Djerassi programs. Recent publications include Valparaiso Poetry Review, Unbroken, Non-Binary Review, Amaryllis, and Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. Her website is sarabacker.com.

Contributions by Sara Backer