I Am The Thing That Tries

Everything felt like an injury.

Every day felt like it would be framed and displayed forever.

Every time I made a mistake I felt that mistake was who I was as a person.

But I am the space in between the mistakes. I am the thing that tries, not the thing that fails.

I am me on my best days. That is the part of me that can steady myself and see the perspective, that knows that mistakes shrink into the distance, that the horizon wears the worst days for a while before they tip over its edge.

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