Reading this, I began to laugh…
Every month his house makes the cover
of Before magazine. His Yugo’s the envy
of the trendier scrap yards. Thanks to him,
the common step-ladder now boasts thirty
caution stickers. The ABA would name him
Plaintiff of the Year, if he’d only sue.
I am not in any sense accusing the poet of plagiarism, or even of gentle borrowing, but only noting how the atmosphere we breathe affects our work. Who could read this and NOT think of Dos Equis’ “The Most Interesting Man in the World” advertisements?
Or maybe I just hear too many beer commercials here in Dos Equis land.