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- William Shakespeare


Ali Znaidi (b.1977) is a Tunisian poet, writer, and translator living in Redeyef, a mining town in southwest Tunisia. Follow him on Twitter @AliZnaidi.

Ali Znaidi

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Faraway Freedom

Those little fish
spread themselves
in the aquarium
as wide as they can.

But this aquatic cage
is not ready for
their stretching.
They have no idea about

that thing called blue.
But their instinct tells them
that far away
the taste

of an ample blue
would linger.