Ali Znaidi, “the cinders of an ongoing memory” -poetry

by SF

 
A Dejected Morceau

in this abattoir

of

symbolic

disintegration

the loud

clashing tone

of

dream fragments

started echoing,

& the tinkling

cymbals

began to clash

for a slaughtered bird

w/ its retinues

of gloom

Memory’s Cinders

all sprang from those endless
nights—

endless wild parties of the
bats playing havoc
w/ the frosty spiders’
cobwebs,

endless flashing lights of the
fireflies

& most and foremost from
the cinders of
an ongoing memory—

headaches, blazing

Self-explosive Sleaze

Sleaze is weaving sonnets
around its halo:

embellished sounds &
con[fluent] words,

& above all, a fascination w/
syntax—

an insatiable balloon feasting on
more air adorned w/
flowery language—
a basic sustenance
for self-
——–destruction.

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©Ali Znaidi
photo©Stratos Fountoulis «Flamengo night in Barcelona, 2008»

bio
Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English. His work has appeared in The Rusty Nail, The Tower Journal, Mad Swirl, Red Fez, Unlikely Stories: Episode IV, BlazeVOX, Word Riot, & other ezines. His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada). From time to time he blogs at – aliznaidi.blogspot.com

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