Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer’s Almanac, will include a poem by Robin Chapman in his program.
Keillor is scheduled to read the poem “Enough” on the Sunday, July 20, 2014 broadcast of The Writer’s Almanac. The poem will also be featured on the main page of the The Writer’s Almanac website and in the downloadable podcast. Click here to find where and when you can hear The Writer’s Almanac on the radio.
“Enough” appears in Chapman’s full-length collection Abundance, winner of the 2007 Cider Press Review Book Award, published by and available from Cider Press Review. Visit the bookstore to order your copy of Abundance. Kindle edition is available on Amazon.
There is always enough.
My old cat of long years, who
stayed all the months of his dying,
though, made sick by food,
he refused to eat, till, long-stroked,
he turned again to accept
another piece of dry catfood
or spoonful of meat, a little water,
another day through which
he purred, small engine
losing heat—I made him nests
of pillow and blanket, a curve of body
where he curled against my legs,
and when the time came, he slipped out
a loose door into the cold world
whose abundance included
the death of his choosing.