Ali Znaidi’s poem “What I Learned from the Flying Wings” was published in Poised in Flight anthology (page 147) on March 28, 2013 by Kind of a Hurricane Press.
Many thanks to editors A.J. Huffman and April Salzano.
It is available as a free PDF download here.
It is also available in Paperback from Amazon.com ($7.50 plus S&H). Order here.
This is the poem :
What I Learned from the Flying Wings
different-coloured feathers, ||castrated words||,
eyes scrolling up & down, plucked feathers
become transplanted onto your mind, & mess
the dancefloor of your dreams, dream is a
synonym of flight, flight is a transgression
against a status quo, & the words stagnate in
the nest, all of a sudden, the nestlings begin
chirruping, & the nest shakes, words start flying
in a shake, & begin to taste like a rainbow,
Wings, a plethora of dreams, & the pure blood
of freedom [seminal] always percolates the
flying wings, bestowing fecundity on the
castrated words, & the revolution
won’t succeed unless the flying wings copulate
w/ the rainbow.