“Some Days” — AleXander Hirka

Some Days, Other Days

And The Ones In Between

aleXander hirka
2 min readJun 18, 2021



Some days swirl around
in whirlpools of water
and disappear
—into the plumbing.

Most days open shades pour coffee
soap toothpaste comb to praise Hygeia
Greek goddess of health
—lather rinse no need to repeat.

Many days rebirth missed
as sun arrived with horizon grandeur
while heads sunk in pillows lost in dreams
—of cellphone malfunctions or worse.


Okay let’s on with it!
Slide into one pant leg
careful balance then the other
— lift up, zipper and exit.

“The passage of my life is measured out in shirts.”- Brian Eno

Ah subway! weary of Time!
Primate house on wheels rattling
where they scratch, squirm and stare
—and swipe fingers up and down screens.

“Don’t sleep in the subway, darling.” — Petula Clark

Feast Du Jour.
Lunch was naked and then dinner
was slathered in Emperor Dressing
processed foods fuel processed desires
—and that explains television.

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Home Work.
Move the words around until they fit!
The puzzles come in boxes
with no finished image on the cover
— that is what makes them so exciting.

“Work is much more fun than fun.” — Noel Coward

Double-backed Beast
On roller coaster rides
and during sex
we sometimes have to close our eyes
—the immediacy is that powerful.



aleXander hirka

Writer, visual artist, philosopher, autodidact, curmudgeon. More than half of what i do is make believe. https://alexanderhirka.nyc