Ali Znaidi

Sonnet 1

Empty sky.
Empty dams.
Empty buckets.
Empty prairies.
Empty udders.
Empty mouths.
Empty life.
Empty words.
Empty glasses.
Empty hours.
& nothingness abound.
Yet, full dream.

Sonnet 5

Protracted necks—   
                                                         giraffe people line up
for a precious autograph
from the 
protected                                                                      star.
Bodyguards abound.
The star is there now.
Giraffe people collide.
Bodyguards are nervous.
                                                                         Seas of sweat.
Retracted horns:
The little snail 
doesn’t like to be trodden.
Oh, autograph lovers! Please, think of little snails!

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 translation. His work has appeared in The Bamboo Forest, The Camel Saloon, phantom kangaroo, and in BoySlut. He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network—http://sixsentences.ning.com/profile/AliZnaidi.
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