And when I say that failure and I are intimate, I wear this as a positive defining quality.
Failure is the conception of plan b, plan c and plan d;
it’s the agent that transmutes your skin into armor,
and your fear into a conquerable thing
Failure is not “no.” but “no,"
It’s the softer no suffixed with the comma that forces you to look for other possibilities—possibilities found within the doors less traversed.