I know this crime boss, he’s an old Sicilian.
The word out on the street is he’s reptilian.
He’s wanted by the law enforcement members
For famous crimes, and crimes no-one remembers.
I always keep my mouth shut, I deliver.
One word from me could send him down the river.
I do his business, and I do my job.
I am a trigger finger for the mob.
They treat me like some young prince in a palace,
As kind under their code as they are callous.
They show me storerooms where they keep their stash.
They pay me dead on time in cold, stiff cash.
I never saw a killer in this place
Who was not grinning with a human face.
Stuart Stromin is a South African-born writer and filmmaker, living in Los Angeles. He was educated at Rhodes University, South Africa, the Alliance Francais de Paris and UCLA. He is a single father with a son, a daughter, a dog and a cat.