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. His poetry has appeared in The Ekphrastic Review, Gnashing Teeth Publishing, The Galway Review, Bold + Italic, Litbreak, Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Blue Nib, Amethyst, and elsewhere as well as in several anthologies. He was longlisted for the erbacce-prize 2020. His chapbook, “Do Not Forsake Me,” was published in 2017 and is still available at Finishing Line Press and Amazon. He lives in Massachusetts, USA.


I said I’m falling in love with you.
You said unh so quietly I might not have heard
that softest grunt of long yearning.
Right away I thought maybe I should have said,
I think I’m falling in love with you

or I want you. I want you so bad.
But that’s the thing, I thought,
as you put your fingertips to your temples
and looked up. I did want you so bad
and so I said I’m falling in love with you.