The Plagiarist

By John Grey

First, I tried an imitation
of his poem
but that didn’t work.
So then I brazenly
claimed his creation
as mine.
Further to that,
I maintained
that I was him.
And then,
by my jealous logic,
he had to be me.
I even went ahead
and sued him
for plagiarism.
The case is currently
in judicial limbo.
This is the poem in question.
We’re both in here somewhere.

John Grey is an Australian born poet, works as financial systems analyst. Recently published in International Poetry Review, Chrysalis and the science fiction anthology, “Futuredaze” with work upcoming in Potomac Review, Sanskrit and Osiris.

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