Paradox of Ugly

A phantasmagoric butterfly
incinerates in flight
above the red-hot lava flow.

Polychromatic wisps
of aurora hang
in the viscous night air.

The last metamorphosis
reveals a cocoon of ash
diffuse and vanish into an
afterimage of wings.

by ryan fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick is a windowed monad in the simulacra. He has authored several well-known metanarratives on masculinity, living without thinking, and purchasing as a catharsis for existential woe. He would rather have been a ninja in feudal Japan.