Nomads for Sustainable Discovery
Their appearance is signs fighting
carrions under, & upon the (sand) dunes—
A fait accompli.
Very like meteors, nomads’
eyes are stuffed w/ lights—
notes stoning the surface.
For them, sand is not just a utopia;
it is another skin, shiny,
a well-nourished lightening w/ pores
resembling big eyes.
In the carnival of gazing,
[without their eyes], there would be
no more tour operators, nor
Ali Znaidi (b. 1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia, where he teaches English. His work has appeared in various magazines and journals worldwide. He authored four poetry 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). Links to his published and forthcoming works can be found at aliznaidi.blogspot.com and his tweets are posted on his account: @AliZnaidi.