C.E. Chaffin has published sporadically in small journals since the seventies. He is a retired family doctor and lives in Long Beach, CA. Elementary, his first book of poems, will be released in the near future by Mellen Press. His work can be seen on net in Amrita Poetry Pages, Free Cuisenart, Solitary Harvest, The Poetry Highway, and soon in The Blue Penny Quarterly.

When Cats Are Sheep They Were Enough

The 2River View, 2_1 (Fall 1997)