Sheriff

Upon first glance
you would never believe
who it was that upheld the law.
Fighting 
jailing
(killing)
bad men
robbers
butchers
murderers
revelers in dirt too.
Look along dainty Main Street
women walking without fear
men looking hang dogged
peering fearfully behind
to ensure
that the Devil is not coming
pitchfork in hand.
Well…..
not all men are fearful
not all men have something to hide
there are those who are beautiful
loving
desiring
holding their woman’s hand.
These men
stride through town
not a care in the world
content in their lot in life
silly air headed little things
looked upon by the women with care.
This town had once been a junkyard
derelict
destroyed
women living in fear
men drunk on power
until she strode into town.
She alone
if only the town were cleaned up.
Walking along
a slow pace
whip in hand
she called them all out.
Bang Bang 
You are dead
Watch these women 
put bullets in your head.
 
Sultry Sheriff
in a town called Hell
set in a desert
found in the heart of……..
Feb. 5/19
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