Ali Znaidi


Five Haiku

Wind wipes out the soil.
Tiger sheds its skin—spotless
Tiger Lilies fade.

summer fruits abound
two bunches of grapes protrude
her sassy earrings

pebbles in the pond
scarring the face of water
a broken mirror

rain rain rain rain rain
the earth feels nauseated
mouthwatering fruits

black clouds whimpering
foul smell of pigs in the mud
tear gas in the eyes


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. His work has appeared in The Bamboo Forest, The Camel Saloon, phantom kangaroo, and in BoySlut. He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network—

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