a thousand drops of water fly out into space
each drop a perfectly cohesive separateness.
Wind falls. Each drop sinks into the ocean.
Indistinguishable from the sea.
Christians and Moslems do not have individual souls.
Their separateness is leased from the Inseparable and Indivisible.
Even when, as angels, singing their Hosannas,
they circle in ecstasy around the Holy of Holies.
Finally, when sated with the bitter sweetness of separateness,
they surrender the lease
and sink into the Inseparable.
Indistinguishable from the Whole.
(from GNOMONIC VERSES)