Seasoned with Failure

Seasoned with Failure

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
                                                           –Truman Capote

Is it coincidence that spice is also known as “seasoning?”
The explanation for this fact (according to my reasoning)
is because we need a bit of this, a bit of that
lest our cuisine and also our lives become too flat.
Summer, winter, spring and fall—
no season dominates us all.
And this is why, then, in my view,
a pinch of failure in the brew
sprinkled on at fate’s behest
is what gives success its zest.
If you wish to triumph in the end,
accept some failure in the blend.


The prompt today was triumph.  This poem is a rewrite of a poem written 3 years ago.

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