Count Me

The three in me,
was, is, might be,
an unholy trinity.

Each singularity
a crossed humanity
factored by duality.

The sixfold choices,
the multiple voices
dividing my identity.

The prophet asks,
“Who are you, this or the other,
one thing today, tomorrow another?”

This lack of unity
troubles me,
this calculus of living.

earl-johnson-jrEarl S. Johnson is a retired pastor in the PC(USA), adjunct professor of religious studies at Siena College, and a member of the Albany Presbytery Peacemaking Task Force.