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Jenn Blair's Consider the Earth

clinging to the roots
of the wild onions pulled
from the garden each spring.
Holding fast to thin white
filament, heedless the
whole enterprise is failing;
resolute, even when shaken—
refugees quietly settling the
shallow lines of your palm,
still hopeful for asylum
in the murderous country.


Jenn Blair has been published in Copper Nickel, New South, South Carolina Review, Rattle, Blood Orange Review, Segue, Kestrel, Rattle, Berkley Poetry Review, Tulane Review, the James Dickey Review, MELUS, Al Jadid, Superstition Review, and Cold Mountain Review among others. Her chapbook all things are ordered is out from Finishing Line Press.