Trinity Redux

By Michael J. Whelan

Of God I am
of three minds:

There is one.
There is none.
The question is off the mark.

Of the three
I believe each best.

Then I back
away to come at

the question
round another corner:

The question matters.
The question doesn’t.
The question is – unanswered – its
own answer.

And there I stand:

One hand clapping.


Michael J. Whelan has studied poetry with Angela Budy Hollander at the Gettysburg Writers Conference and Robert Pinsky at the Aspen Literary Festival. His work will be appearing in The Healing Muse; additionally, he is at work on a collection of poems tentatively titled The GOD Word. He lives and works in Washington, D.C.

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