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.
‘It’s Coming Down, It’s Coming Down’
And Nikki lost her “battle”
with cancer, God bless the girl,
and Andy, now seventy,
was unseamed from nave to chops
for a quadruple bypass.
While la la lovely Linda
met a lorry on the wrong side.
‘It’s Coming Down, It’s Coming Down.’
I lie in bed most of the day,
a small-souled thing,
Waiting to join my old friends.