Alec Solomita – So Early in the Morning

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, The Galway Review, Bold + Italic, Litbreak, 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. His first full-length poetry book, “Hard To Be a Hero” will be released early in 2022. He lives in Massachusetts, USA.


So Early in the Morning

I just want a Pushcart Prize
Pushcart Prize
Pushcart Prize
I just want a Pushcart Prize
So early in the morning

I lie in bed and pray for one
Pray for one
Pray for one
I lie in bed and pray for one
So early in the morning

I jump out of bed and start the brew
Start the brew
Start the brew
I jump out of bed and start the brew
So early in the morning

I leap back in under the sheets
Under the sheets
Under the sheet
I leap back in under the sheets
So early in the morning

I just want a Pushcart Prize
Pushcart Prize
Pushcart Prize
I just want a Pushcart Prize
So early in the morning

 

 

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