Bill Gainer

The Least of Thoughts

Every morning
the blue blanket
holds me
a little longer
than the morning
Even the clock
on the nightstand
says stay.

Someday I will –
stay forever,
into my dreams
and no one
will know
the blue blanket
took me,
or why it never
brought me


Bill Gainer contributes to the literary scene as a writer, editor, promoter, publicist and poet. He reads and works with a wide range of poets and writers, from the emerging to the nationally known. He has won the San Francisco Beat Museum’s Poetry Contest and the Sacramento News and Review’s Flash Fiction Contest. He continues to edit for the Pen Award winning R. L. Crow Publications. His latest book, The Fine Art of Poisoning, is available from Visit him at