The Reverberating Original Sin
if I know how to neglect this itch
so that the inner reverberations fade away
& dwell flawlessly under the earth’s crust
in the tar-dark underground
at the end of a day
that once was
a sum total of memories, then I should know
how to have a command on my psyche
& to cut the umbilicus
of the mundane languages for good and all.
I want to savour, even for a moment, that ethereal light,
or that blueprint of our original desires
away from the reverberating original sin
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 aliznaidi.blogspot.com and follow him on Twitter @AliZnaidi.