Posted by: Ron DuBour | December 25, 2017

A and/or B~by Paul Lenzi



A and/or B


“Things Go Either Way” by Don Gray

(an homage to Søren Kierkegaard, inspired by friend and fellow poet Peter Notehelfer’s thoughtful recent piece on “Conscience”)


we are that binary substance

the stuff of the A and the B

philosophically either and or

the aesthetic and ethic

dissimilar twins of existence

who struggle for primacy

whence lay the higher-most calling

the predicate path to perfection

profound are the quandaries

begging the questions

that tantalize radical choices

defining our reason and purpose

the back and forth testing of truths

that by turns and by time

against backdrops of faith

renders clarity giving distinction

to how moral lines

come to conscience

converged in perspective

revealing the ultimate portrait

that is and remains our real self


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: