False Baptism

Rolling in from the lowlands every summer, a miasmatic mist
intent on its pleasures. Wealthy enough to have the luxury of
poor nerves, they preen and fawn over their kidneys, rheumatism,
flour albus and scrofulitic afflictions, one group even carting up
their own preacher,

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Jenn Blair’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Chattahoochee Review, New South, Copper Nickel, South Carolina Review, Pembroke Magazine, Rattle, Berkley Poetry Review, the James Dickey Review, and Cold Mountain Review, among others. Her poetry manuscript Malcontent is forthcoming from Press Americana. She lives in Winterville, Georgia.

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