swindled

he was a leprechaun
who lost it all
when the magic
died out in the world
leaving him
with no end of the rainbow
to find
his lost pot of gold

so he peddled
snake oil cures
claiming miracles were possible
knowing
damned well
there was no easy
solution
to losing it all

they found him
or what was left at least
behind the bar
on the outskirts of town
one step slower
than he should have been
torn apart
by those he swindled

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