The right amount of risk

Too much risk
Is dangerous.
Yet

So is too little.
Perhaps
More so.

Too much risk
Bites quickly
Warning early
With a shaky feeling
That’s all consuming.
Fast feedback on
A choice
Right in front of our eyes.
Point taken. 
We move on quickly. 

Too little risk
Doesn’t bite
In any obvious way. 
A low-level malaise
Flies under the radar
Without warning.
No clear feedback on
A choice
Not seen or noticed 
For months or years.
We lose steam slowly. 

Yes 
Life is best lived 
In the middle
Avoiding too much risk 
Or too little. 

But 
The only way we find that spot
Is to push
Too far
At times.

Then
Pull back.
Wiser.