The sheriff leads the posse

This is a story about a small trader, who is in financial difficulties. His life’s work adding up to nothing


The sheriff leads the posse

Into the ravages

The victim

 Hounded by creditors

They come

From every direction

Like vultures

Queueing in the morning

The smell money

The sheriff  leads the posse

With his crocodile skin briefcase

Reduces a lifetime of work

Into a single piece of paper

The argument over priority

Payment for services rendered


The back of the hand.