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In Praise of Natural Things: A Post-modern Ghazal by Ali Znaidi

In Praise of Natural Things: A Post-modern Ghazal by Ali Znaidi

In Praise of Natural Things: A Post-modern Ghazal by Ali Znaidi. Merry Christmas, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you.

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In Praise of Natural Things: A Post-modern Ghazal by Ali Znaidi
Your silicone
breast implants
don’t turn
me on.
It’s a fake
augmentation
w/ no stories
at all.
It’s just
a forgery
to provoke
onlookers.
But nothing more beautiful than natural things.
Nothing more provocative than exploring
the Silicon Valley of your brain,
while rejoicing in the fresh plants on its banks.
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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, 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, 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—http://sixsentences.ning.com/profile/AliZnaidi. He also keeps a blog about Tunisian literature—http://tunisianlit.wordpress.com.

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