Dear Failure

You can come along, but you’re not really invited

Dear Failure,

First of all, I want to thank you for being my fear. I honestly thought for a long time you kept me safe. You were my crossing guard, the frog in my throat, and the filter on my thoughts. You actually have a twin who is equally scary: Success. Tell Success I said to get lost. You and…



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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.