A Powerful Lawyer

A. Randolph ScalesI
counted myself among the most
prosperous attorneys
in
the state. I spoke for the mighty:
the Second Spoon River
Bank,
Development Authority
Partners, and Limited
Re,
who insured the Galleria.
I knew all the pressure
points,
where to apply the leverage,
how to make things happen.
I
never lost a case. They rarely
even made it into
court.
I kept even the smallest claim
from reaching my clients.
When
I died, there were memorials
and tributes, and a front
page
obituary. Now, I lie
here, and I can feel all
the
insects scuttling across my
dead skin, every maggot
that
squirms to life from gnawing on my
desiccated remains.

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