Updated: Aug 5, 2018
By Lyn Patterson
Beauty is but a subjective illusion often sought after but ultimately elusive.
I can do nothing in this world but
Own everything that I am, unapologetically even when it’s ugly.
About the author: Lyn Patterson is a poet and flash fiction writer originally from Seattle, Washington. She has lived all over the east coast and currently travels while teaching online courses to aspiring reading teachers. She is inspired by poetry and flash fiction because of the creativity, healing, and reflection it provides both author and reader. Themes she explores are intersectionality, feminism, identity, non-western religious beliefs, and relationships in the digital age. She is currently working on her debut manuscript while salsa dancing every chance she gets.