Ali Znaidi: Aphrodite’s Teeth

Ali Znaidi: Aphrodite’s Teeth

Snow Is Made up of Aphrodite’s Teeth

 
Teeth of Aphrodite break.
      Chipped snow. Ice.
                     Snow scattered.
The ground moans with satiation.
          Snowwhite stories
               still appeal to
                           children,
               while Time dissolves
behind closed doors.

 
 
 
 
A S/tar
 
Behind a star       tar
blackness
darkness
like
the innermost
of a whale
glowing stardom, a version of blackness
engulfed in the deepest unknown seas
shoe polish glows
under layers of dirt
 
 
 

— by Ali Znaidi

 

Copyright © 2012, by Ali Znaidi. All Rights Reserved.

 

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, fortunates.org, 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—http://sixsentences.ning.com/profile/AliZnaidi.

 

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