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 The Ekphrastic Review, Gnashing Teeth Publishing, The Galway Review, Bold + Italic, The Blue Nib, Red Dirt Forum, and elsewhere. His chapbook, “Do Not Forsake Me,” was published in 2017 and is still available on Amazon. He lives in Massachusetts, USA.


Undeterred, the Ad Men
as the appellation once was,
have come up with the apt slogan
for “uncertain times” like these:
Cars, shoes, home insurance, celery, pants,
kitchen appliances; we will all get through this
together. Except, of course, those who don’t,
and those who do might in the end
not like all this togetherness.
Who knew my face looked so red on Zoom?