An Evening’s Intrusion by Bill Gainer

On the porch
wishing a cigarette
the first sip
of bourbon
he looks
a bit younger
with the second
at peace.
It’s his eyes.

The neighbor lady
widowed a decade
from her porch
He waves back.

The street lights
stagger to life
hide the sky.
One by one
the stars go out.

Bill Gainer is a storyteller, humorist, award winning poet and the maker of mysterious things. He earned his BA from St. Mary’s College and his MPA from the University of San Francisco. He is the publisher of the PEN Award winning R. L. Crow Publications and is the ongoing host of Red Alice’s Poetry Emporium (Sacramento, CA). Gainer is internationally published and known across the country for giving legendary fun filled performances. His work is not for sissies. Gainer’s latest book, Lipstick and Bullet Holes, is from Epic Rites Press, Canada (2014). Visit:

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