279 – Here there be dragons

Unchecked dreams
Can become
Sharp, double-edged

Is always
Just one step away
From anarchy.

Can get dragged
By its own impulse
Into chaos.

The road to hell,
Unlike popular belief,
Is not paved with good intentions…
Just badly thought-out ones.

Tipping points,
Like distance,
Can be very hard
To eyeball.

When we read
“Here there be dragons”
We tend to think
They’re very far away…

They’re always closer.