shot glass
Issue # 7 May 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


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,, Otoliths, and is upcoming in The Rusty Nail, and other ezines. He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network—

Ali Znaidi


In the Beginning There Was a Dream

grains of sand
deft fingers
& seas of sweat
a glass/a mirror/a lamp
In the beginning
there was a dream
bit by bit
pain and pleasure
holding out for a dream
grains of sand
gave birth to a glass
dipping fresh water out of a stream