Beware of broken glass, stinging nettles
wasps, steaming kettles.
Beware of writer's cramp, rising damp
unshrouded wires, congenital liars.
Most of all beware the bewitching one who smiles
lonely and needy with wild eyes.
Beware of your own stare, your desire
and where it might lead,
an unhealthy place where wild dogs may feed,
unpalatable before you even realize.