Haiku Tunisienne

sand dunes
lavender fantasy

mint radiates
confident greenness

porcelain teapot
wiggles on the smouldering

tea sweet enough
to tempt you

you will swill
all of it—a hot

against the sirocco

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Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English at Tunisian public secondary schools. His work has appeared in The Camel Saloon, Otoliths, The Tower Journal, streetcake, The Rusty Nail, Yes,Poetry, Shot Glass Journal, Ink Sweat and Tears, Mad Swirl, Unlikely Stories: Episode IV, Red Fez, Carcinogenic Poetry, 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.

This is his first submission to Snake-Oil Cure.

Valentine’s Day Potpourri: Winter

Our love in degrees
A chilled December affair
Falling with the years

Michael K. Gause