Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ali Znaidi- Two Poems

Cosmetics: An Exercise in Mythology
Tiny crystal white
pinches of shattered
glitz up in  her lips—a
a spackle for the
I can see the tiniest starlets
gesticulating in two red
skies fat with cherries
intersected by a rivulet.
She is moistening her
lips with her tongue.
Then multiple pouts
follow in succession.
Tiny starlets fall
from a state of a grace
into her glass
of red wine.
Socrates as a Pop Star
Oh, Socrates!
Your words top
the charts.
Your fans outnumber
the stars.
Your Facebook page
vomits comments.
Your posters
are stuck on
every wall.
Your news
are scoops
in tabloids.
Oh, Socrates!
Don’t be so greedy!
Oh, Socrates!
Please, leave a little
venue for
the lowbrows!

Contributor’s Bio:
Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He graduated with a BA in Anglo-American Studies in 2002. He teaches English at Tunisian public secondary schools. He writes poetry and has an interest in literature, languages, and literary translations. His work has appeared in The Bamboo Forest, The Camel Saloon, phantom kangaroo, BoySlut,, Otoliths, Dead Snakes, Speech Therapy Poetry Zine, streetcake magazine, The Rusty Nail, Yes,Poetry, The South Townsville micro poetry journal, Shot Glass Journal, the fib review, Ink Sweat and Tears, and Mad Swirl, and is upcoming in other ezines. He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network—

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