You Are Not Your Eyes

"Those who have reached their arms
into emptiness are no longer concerned
with lies and truth, with mind and soul,

or which side of the bed they rose from.
If you are still struggling to understand,
you are not there. You offer your soul

to one who says, “Take it to the other
side.” You’re on neither side, yet
those who love you see you on one side

or the other. You say Illa, “only God,”
then your hungry eyes see you’re in
“nothing,” La You’re an artist

who paints both with existence and non.
Shams could help you see who you are,
but remember, You are not your eyes."

from "The Book of Love" by Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī truth, OdiliaCarmen