Healing Properties - JD DeHart

Remnants of Appalachia:
I know a man who purchases
Magnets to bathe on his skin
Various compounds and powders
An assortment of fragrant teas
Homespun medicinal cure alls
He spends days in his lean-to
Grills animals, collects turkey beards
Avoiding all the doctors
He believes they are the bringers
               Of death and disease.

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JD DeHart is an English teacher, and completing his Education Specialist degree. JD's work has been published most recently in Wilderness House Literary Review and Starline. He has been writing and publishing for almost two decades now.