You call yourself a writer.
You tattooed your arm with prose.

You believe you can be better
but can’t get past your poems.

You live inside your letters,
your truth inside the spaces.

Left behind a life in lower case
for uppercase Failure.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.