Don’t hold your thoughts so tightly

Don’t hold on to your thoughts so tightly
like a clenched fist you didn’t notice
unclenching gets easier with practice.

You don’t have to get rid of your thoughts completely
just hold them lightly
let them ruffle in the breeze
let them shift from time to time.
You don’t have to worry that your thoughts will blow away
they are tied to you with thin, supple ribbons that can’t be cut
they float around your head like helium balloons waving in the wind.