Though it was not that late on the station
the couple waiting for a train
began to notice it was extremely quiet
when they heard a thump
coming from the direction of an escalator
what was happening were unsure!
Watching it slowly rumble downwards empty
what appeared to be blood
covered each step they shuffled backwards
just as a train sped through
but did not stop their thoughts confused
suspiciously the vicinity perused!
What nightmare had befallen them both here
noticing a poster on a wall
warning travellers to be aware of mutant rats
as they read heard scratching
noises that were becoming louder and nearby
they had to escape or at least try!
Then a squealing that was a crescendo of babble
there must have been thousands
surged towards them their only escape the lines
hoping another train did not come
realising why it had not stopped were they too late
weary and in a growing panic state!
These creatures were huge and determined to attack
they knew their flesh each desired
still light so were able to see an exit in a rusty fence
squeezing through ripping their skin
their dripping blood leaving a much stronger scent
the rats their compulsion to vent!
Quickly blocking the hole with an old fridge freezer
soon realised it was no barrier
with the sheer numbers they soon crashed through
so their next move was to climb
up a rusting fire escape of a warehouse just ahead
out of breath looked down with dread!
From the vantage point could view the numbers
making out the bloody carnage left
calling for help on a smart phone could only sit
saw flame throwers being used
the distinct sound of rapidly increasing gun fire
in shock both now began to tire!
Eventually a harassed voice answered their call
uncertain when rescue would come
it could be a long time or never was the reply
for now glad death had spared them
yet from above heard scratching and scurrying
was the reaper their end hurrying?
The Foureyed Poet.