Six Haiku from Shloka Shankar

1.

revving its engines once again the American Dream

 

2.

artificial timelines —

turn the page on progress

 

3.

walls of flame the aftermath of a down-the-middle compromise

 

4.

a hard day’s work —

the depth of sorrow

imagined

 

5.

broken system

we become exporters

of dreams

 

6.

forgotten optimism :: less than a year to speak

 

 

Shloka Shankar is a freelance writer and visual artist from Bangalore, India. She loves experimenting with Japanese short-forms and remixed/cut-up poetry alike. Her poems have most recently appeared/forthcoming in Otoliths, Failed Haiku, Drunk MonkeysRight Hand Pointing, Rogue Agent, and so on. Shloka is the founding editor of the literary & arts journal Sonic Boom, as well as its affiliated press, Yavanika. Twitter: @shloks89