....while eating breakfast this morning, and reading the latest edition of First Things. What made me laugh was this poem by Michael Juster. (I hope I'm not in trouble for putting someone's poem here!)
Rejection Note for Paradise Regained
Loved that first book--it's got no equal--
but, Johnny, we don't love your sequel.
If you would only take a chance
on self-help or a gay romance,
we'd let you keep your last advance.
Phony conspiracies would do
if you could find a hook or two--
like someone famous who won't sue.
Marketing knows you'll see the light
and thinks Da Vinci is just right.