The Last Light of Summer
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The Last Light of Summer

 Bill Gainer
 Bill Gainer
The Last Light of Summer
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Bill Gainer is a storyteller, humorist, award winning poet and the maker of mysterious things. He earned his BA from St. Mary’s College more 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. Visit him in his books, personal appearances, or at
The Last Light of Summer
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The weather

finally starting to turn

but with the fires and all –

the sun still cast

its orange shadows.

Gives an old man

uneasy feelings.

Been though it before.

The trees in the back

still show their scars.

Mine, not so easy.

They’re a bit harder to read

especially this time of year

with my heavy coat

and dark pants.

Grief likes to keep its

secrets warm.

Like most old men

I hide mine.



  9 months ago
I get this one.
  11 months ago
yep grief never really lets go. I truly love simplicity. nicely done

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