The old man, twisted
and bent approaches
the crossroads to
accept the offering
like some mafia don.

Currying favor with
the powerful ensures
success. You walk the
thin line between
sycophant and

These dons don't demand
tribute, but there is a
price to pay for
crossing them.

The difference is,
in the mafia, you
can see the
hit coming, but
to invisible enemies
are ascribed all maladies,
all bad turns and bad luck.