Friday, February 22, 2013

Ali Znaidi- Two Poems

after Katie Acheson
He appeared very pale like a lemon,
when he told me let’s dance together.
I gave him a pair of woolen socks;
told him he couldn’t dance
with bare feet, but he insisted on
dancing together just for some minutes.
So I took the pair of socks back
and we made a bitter lemonade.
Cleo & Petra
Two beetles poised on the wall
beetling from one corner to another.
Of the order Coleoptera, they were
biting the wall’s flesh, searching
for that aesthetic appeal of Cleopatra—
a parody of beauty on the wall.
Cleo & Petra were standing for hours
waiting for beauty to gush from
the mural.
Contributor’s Bio:
Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where 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 Camel Saloon, Otoliths, The Tower Journal, streetcake, The Rusty Nail, Yes,Poetry, Shot Glass Journal, Ink Sweat and Tears, Mad Swirl, Unlikely Stories: Episode IV, Red Fez, Carcinogenic Poetry, Stride Magazine, and other ezines. His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada). He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network—

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