05/14/2014 08:01 am ET Updated May 14, 2014

Featured Fifty Poetry: Chinese For Lunch

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. Visit him at

The poem is a fun piece written for a friend who enjoys using chopsticks.

Chinese for Lunch

It's a mystery,
why some insist
on using chopsticks.
Messing with their food
like that.

If you want to play -
get a ball,
if you want to eat -
if you want to impress me,
then pickup
the check.