Rumi – Only Breath (Heart touching poem)



I am not a Christian or Jew or Muslim, or Hindu, or Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religionor cultural system.
I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up
from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all.
I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or in the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve or any origin story.
My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body or soul.
I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know,
first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being.

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