Alec Solomita’s fiction has appeared in the Southwest Review, The Mississippi Review, Southword Journal, and The Drum (audio), among other publications. He was shortlisted by the Bridport Prize and Southword Journal, and named a finalist by the Noctua Review. His poetry has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Anti-Heroin Chic, The Lake, The Galway Review, Panoplyzine, The Blue Nib, Red Dirt Forum, and elsewhere. His chapbook, “Do Not Forsake Me,” was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017 and is still available on Amazon. He lives in Massachusetts, USA.

Missing You Again

Thought I saw you on the street
they say it happens with the deceased:
your mother maybe or your long gone da,
or our aunt who drank the river dry.

But, no, you’re alive, heaving I’ll bet,
against the head of someone’s bed.
I can almost catch your scent, my sweet,
filling the dark with your luscious heat.