New Year Poetry: Waiting for the Day and Scorpions

New Year Poetry: Waiting for the Day and Scorpions

New Year Poetry. Today, January 1 2013, enjoy two new poems by Ali Znaidi: Scorpions and Waiting for the Day. Happy New Year, Yareah friends!


The sky was almost grey and sullied with phosphatic fog.

The scorpions were waltzing to the rhythm of the sirocco wind.

A hellish heat stifled breaths, and made bodies sweat.

The scorpions bounced against cracked walls as they sinned.


Windswept wynds and the scorching sun spurred the scorpions

to search for shelters— cold holes and fresh flesh.

They innocently stung anything they came across.

But they didn’t know that they were trapped in the Sin’s mesh.

Photo credit: Wikipedia

Photo credit: Wikipedia










Waiting for the Day

Little featherless birds

in their nests

are waiting for the day

when they can flutter

their wings and fly.


Little silkworms

bounded in cocoons

are waiting for the day

when they can fly

and dance over flowers.


Little cubs

confined in their father’s den

are waiting for the day

when they can roam

the fathomless wilderness.


Little fish

confined in a small aquarium

are waiting for the day

when they can return

to the sea.


Jailed people

confined in dark prisons

are waiting for the day

when they can leave

the humid damp cells

and meet a sun burnt day.


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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, 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, Mad Swirl, The Mind[less] Muse, Pyrokinection, Red Fez, Full Of Crow, The Tower Journal, and other ezines. His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada). He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network— He also keeps a blog about Tunisian literature—

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