A Dolphin Scene by Ali Znaidi

A little dolphin
in the canvas.

No more tears
to shed, although
the air is redolent
w/ tear gas.

The dolphin’s back
is a shield.
— An impenetrable
canopy of purest sea.

Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English. His work has appeared in Mad Swirl, Stride Magazine, Red Fez, BlazeVox, Otoliths, streetcake, & elsewhere. His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada). From time to time he blogs at – aliznaidi.blogspot.com and tweets at @AliZnaidi.