Are They Really So Important?

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You hold onto your thoughts
as if they were a life-raft
on a sinking ship.
And like a life-raft on open sea,
your thoughts bob up and down
and toss about this way and that
in the storm of life.
Why grasp so tightly
to what is full of hot air?
Why hold onto your thoughts
even as they thrash you
against the sharp rocks
of suffering and illusion?