What’s so bad about almosts

What’s so bad about almosts?

Don’t make them your demons.
Don’t let them burn you down
to ruins and ashes,

take pride in the maybe’s
and the what if’s
and the could have been’s
that got stuck in your skin.
Remember the good parts

and think of in-betweens
this way—
You haven’t lost anything.
You got close to something.

You’re lucky
you got very very
very close
to something.

Now isn’t that a lovely thought?