[Image: the inside of a large lily blossom fills the entire frame of the image. Three petals are partially visible in the center foreground: they are bright pink, covered with dark pink dots. Each petal has a thin border of white around its edges. Protruding from the center of the blossom are seven long, pale green stamens: two elliptical-shaped anthers covered in dark orange pollen are visible on the ends of two of the stamens in the lower-left corner of the image. In the background, four other petals are partially visible behind the three in the foreground. In the center left side of the image, in the background, a dark green leaf is partially visible.]
Jessica Lindsley is a dyslexic writer and artist who grew up in North Dakota before the oil boom. She started writing a journal as a suicide note at age sixteen and believes it is her lifeline. Her writing has been published in The Smoking Poet, Blackwood Press, Thirteen Myna Birds, DEAD SNAKES, cryopoetry, and other publications. She can be found on Tumblr (http://jessicalindsley.tumblr.com/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LindsleyJess).