this mirror inside me shows…

This mirror inside me shows…
I can’t say what, but I can’t not know!

I run from body, I run from spirit.
I do not belong anywhere.

I’m not alive!
You smell the decay?

You talk about my craziness.
Listen rather to the honed-blade sanity I say.

This gourd head on top of a dervish robe,
do I look like someone you know?

~from Rumi, The Shape of My Tongue

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