With this verse I’ll make yet another plea
To Garrison that he not leave his show:
The Prairie Home Companion would not be
What it has always been were he to go
Because it is imbued with his own wit
And style and personality and grace,
By which each weekly episode is lit,
And we at home feel as a fond embrace.
Who else can take us to Lake Wobegon?
Who else has a beguiling baritone
Like his, or can such fictive figures don
As Guy Noir or Dusty? He alone.
It’s true all good things must come to their ends,
But on your genius APM depends.