Only Breath



Not Christian or Jew or Muslim,


Not Hindu Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen.


Not any religion or 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 nor 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.