So Tightly Wound

Its here! You can now buy my debut mini-collection of 22 poems on love, sex and lies from Amazon via Kindle or Paperback. The book includes several previously unpublished poems as well as favourites published on the website.


This debut collection from Alicia Fitton is a lyrical exploration of the lies we tell ourselves about the sex we want and the people we long for. Her work flits like a summer romance telling stories through snapshots of erotic desire, wish fulfilment, guilt and the resulting heartbreak. Each poem is personal and intimate, inviting the reader into an emotional journey fraught with jagged edges.

Perfect for anyone who wants to fall in, or out, of love.


Labels written in a clear, neat hand.
Evidence held in little jars.

I note daily degredation of samples left:

  • The pride I placed upon my head
    To shout aloud your views expressed
    Bottled here, beneath my bed,

  • The hope I once wore as a badge
    Hammered to a rusting shield,
    Edges worn, and thin and sharp
    Trails its iron through my heart,

  • Joy that shone like glitter paint
    Suspended, hung amidst the fog
    It caught the light reflected from
    Your sense of self-entitlement.

I loved you. Not well but long
And now you slip and creep away.

Leaving me for someone young
A fresh experiment begun.

All Rights Reserved – Alicia Fitton 2019

Picture by Monicore