Poetical Reverberations That Echo Stories by Ali Znaidi

The distinction
between verse
and prose

is governed by a thin line.
I remember the latest lamb barbecue.
The words of pleasure mouthed aloud:
poetical, rhythmical.
Every bit of meat I tasted on my tongue
contained sprinkles of lemon juice.—

Mixes of savours,

ingredients of stories.

{Experiences. Experiments. Experimentations.}
I remember the flavours.

I think of them swallowed by other flavours…
I wonder, while rejoicing in

the memory of the grilled meat,

if the poetical reverberations that echo stories have

an expiry date.

Ali Znaidi Headshot
Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He is the author of several chapbooks, including Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012), Bye, Donna Summer! (Fowlpox Press, 2014), Taste of the Edge (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014), and Mathemaku x5 (Spacecraft Press, 2015). For more, visit aliznaidi.blogspot.com

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