A defensive ego-mind is truly fragile,
Always jittery, rough around the edges.
If it's confused about what to defend, it's only natural,
For when ego-mind unravels, it turns out there's nothing left.
Our awakening-self plays a protective role as well,
Dismissing whatever blocks our path to awakening's constant pull.
Then truly spontaneous action comes into play,
Laying to rest our lengthy ponderings and afterthoughts.