Black Shoes

An erasure poem from page 113 of "Kitchen" by Banana Yoshimoto (Grove Press, 1992.) It reads:

"Moonlight Shadow

black shoes
the night was filled"

The rest of the words on the page are obscured by black crayon. At the bottom, a portion of a blue-and-white architectural drawing appears stitched on by colored threads.
Yoshimoto, Banana. Kitchen. Grove Press. 1992. 

Sarah J Sloat divides her time between Frankfurt and Barcelona, where she works in news. Her poems, collage and prose have appeared in The Offing, Sixth Finch and Diagram, among other journals. A book of her visual poetry will be published by Sarabande Books in 2020.