poemetry

2021-4-6

i failed myself
again today,
but that’s alright
because
“failed myself”
is my middle name.
the ability to fail
over & over & over –
the willingness to fail
in so many ways –
this is my super power,
the thing that makes me,
me.
i don’t try to fail;
as Yoda instructed,
there is no try,
only do.
i just do it.
it’s the breakfast
of this champion.
the only trouble is
i gain nothing
from failing.
it’s more like
Hans Gruber
enjoying the ride down
in slow motion.
i think at some point
i’d like to be
Bruce Willis:
yippee-ki-yay
motherfucker.

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