Alec Solomita has published fiction in Heart of Flesh, Southword Journal, The Mississippi Review, and Southwest Review, among other publications. He was shortlisted by the Bridport Prize and Southword Journal, and named a finalist by the Noctua Review. His poetry has or will soon appear in The Blue Nib, Oddball Magazine, Poetica, Algebra of Owls, The Galway Review, The Lake, and elsewhere. His poetry chapbook, ‘Do Not Forsake Me,’ was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
I remember my patience as a boy
watching the sun slide behind
a cloud and then, for as long
as it took, following the dim
moonlike disc idle its way
to the other side until it began
its unhurried blinding exit
turning the world back to bright.
And I remember the time I turned
from the sky to be surprised by you
tiptoeing behind as you put your
thumb on the nozzle of the hose,
grinning your evil dazzling grin.