by Clark Johnson

is demonstrated
when a good friend
you trust
tells you something
you don’t believe

who then do you trust?
your friend?
your own belief?

where is your faith placed
when the belief you stepped out in faith for
(one way or another)
is demonstrated to
be false

what do these say
about who is
or is not

how does faith proceed
when proof
for or against
never comes?

Clark Johnson is a poet, musician, worship leader, software test architect, competitive rower, and lover of certain kinds of puzzling questions. More of his poems can be found at

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