A Devil Deal

Rapini Tamari Crumb was a special kind of fool,
The kind that drapes himself in red and charges at a bull.

This tale’s about his turn as tormenter to the cruel,
The day he made a devil deal and didn’t end up fuel.

He called dear Devil up to make a most enticing sale,
“If I give up my holey sole, you’ll give me your tail.”

Our Devil knew without a soul that gumptious Crumb was through,
And that’s a deal that Devil takes all ten times out of two.

Crumb reached down (with terms confirmed), pulling off a well-worn shoe,
Now Devil limps collecting dues with balance all askew.