Hole vs Soul

Pseudonyms For The Emptiness

aleXander hirka
Rainbow Salad

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“Examining The Soul Hole” — collage AleXander Hirka

I swallowed a camera to take a photo of the Hole.

At a conference across the street, celebrated speakers postulated theories — regarding this Vacuum whose Hunger seems to attract, like gravity.

They passed the hat, pulled out a name: Soul.

And in the naming—they infused it with a see-through substance,
a transparent soil in which gods & demons could grow and crow.
A Geography of imaginary lands emerged—providing jobs for amateur map makers. With metaphysical mountains, divine deserts, conspiratorial continents, and sacred swamps.
And a History—proposing additional lives, past and future.
Populated with super-heroes and gods—claiming powers and abilities
to match the odds of Lady Luck.
And mathematics that propose answers to the cause of tears.

It was all there –
along with human sacrifice and Sunday school lessons,
indigo conspiracies and pushpin chart astral connections,
magic walls and pillars, whispering invisible friends,
thoughts and prayers and nationalism speaking in tongues,
howling kelpies and banshees, pontificating pontiffs,
the face of the north wind, unidentified objects in the night sky,
oh—and so so…

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aleXander hirka
Rainbow Salad

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