by Jenn Blair

After the Civil War
Matthew Brady
had too many
Some plates
were sold as
greenhouse glass.

Pale orchids
swam in trembling
light as ferns
unfolded inside
four walls of
faces slowly
fading away.


Jenn Blair is from Winterville, GA. She has published in Tusculum Review, Copper Nickel, MELUS, and the SNR Review, and has work forthcoming in the Santa Fe Review and Inscape. Her chapbook “All Things are Ordered” is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in April.