Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ali Znaidi (TUN) - Darkness

A poorly lit room.
Lingering dimness.
Darkness is stretching
its hands—
a playground for
nightmarish memories.
I pour them
in an empty glass.
Darkness still winks
emanating a dim light
like a flint.
Darkness is a big black glass.
We just drink in its void,
waiting for rescue
from a flint that
skates the silky skin
of the somber night.
Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English at Tunisian public secondary school. His work has appeared in The Camel Saloon, phantom kangaroo, BoySlut, The Rusty Nail, Yes,Poetry, the fib review, Ink Sweat and Tears, Mad Swirl, Red Fez, & 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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