photo by AleXander Hirka

If You Become Nothing

If you become nothing
then that will be something—
because there is that word
for emptiness.

It is found in many homes—
Most, I’d say.
In some just ghostly present
sitting on the shelf in a black and white photo.
In others very recent,
that scent, that bed spot howling.
A cat bowl, unfilled.



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aleXander hirka

aleXander hirka

Writer, visual artist, philosopher, autodidact, curmudgeon. More than half of what i do is make believe.