The smartly dressed man sat sweating profusely
on the newly installed park bench
it was late summer in the middle of the day
mothers with their small children
joggers to and elderly couples kept a distance
he had become a worrying hindrance!
As they started to become agitated each fearing
with his odd behavior was mad
maybe infected the whisper became a crescendo
the park rangers were summoned
everybody evacuated before the police arrived
but he died and could not be revived!
Precautions were used treating him as infected
preliminary tests found nothing
as the body laid in the morgue with no identity
without a defined cause of death
here would remain until more evidence acquired
but an open mind would be required!
After the forensic search the tapes were removed
that cordoned off the park bench
the routine returned like nothing had happened
this calm did not last long
many more were found in this catatonic plight
corresponding with a reported light!
Not all of them expired some woke up confused
others in a deep coma
it started to emerge on checking their blood
and searching police records
these were victims of reported alien abduction
causing authorities disruption!
Some going back decades were now returning
most quickly became well
each had changes to their body chemistry
and though once strangers
they were drawn to be together in a community
which caused suspicion at this unity!
The question on everybody’s lips were they human
or were these now more alien
most stayed clear isolating the growing numbers
but surveillance was ongoing
then tension became too much and mobs attacked
the strange group were whacked!
And carnage ensued in the once quite sleepy hamlet
police forces could no cope
unable to understand just what was happening
converging on the scene
halted by agents in dark suits blocking their way
not allowed in the complex to stray!
Several coaches with darkened window being loaded
with these possible hybrids
soldiers with no insignia stood guard until full
few words were exchanged
as the mysterious convoy drove rapidly out of view
this was when they could get through!
Inside the mobs who had foolishly stormed them
were scattered everywhere
none remained alive or recognizable any more
all that was left to be done
remove and identify the victims for now certain
the circumstances could not explain!
The group that had come back from somewhere
vanished never to be seen again
not even today no information or justification
never been provided only silence
another dark secret held from the public domain
that for now will remain!
At the park bench flowers are secretively laid
and animals the spot evade!
The Foureyed Poet.