Ali Znaidi


Despite Malwares

Soaking again in memories, this green dawn occupies
the black corner in my mind, carrying humid ash &
prodigal representations of forbidden fruits.

The representations have re-ordered the words.
Memories will have to be also re-ordered
to be immune from the hackers of dreams.

E-cigarettes won’t be the only distraction this era.

My mind has piled up many emoticons of fruits
potentially suited for all softwares.

Smoke willing, you can see them despite malwares.



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), and Taste of the Edge (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014). For more details you can visit his blog at and follow him on Twitter @AliZnaidi.