Bamboo-Water: Only Breath . . . the breath of life :) ~J

2012: What's the 'real' truth?

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 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.

                      e

There is a way between voice and presence
where information flows.
In disciplined silence it opens.
With wandering talk it closes.

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