Human being

Rene Magritte la condition humaine
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 next,
did not descend from
Adam and Eve or any

origin story. My place is
the 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.

Rumi