Shloka Shankar

insist (v.)

To stay
out of trouble,
stare at the floor—

insist it is

An erasure from p. 217 of The Graduation by Christopher Pike.

Shloka Shankar , a poet and visual artist from Bangalore, India, enjoys discovering her voice in found texts and manipulating the source when she isn’t editing Sonic Boom and its imprint, Yavanika Press.