Those in the queue never noticed the tall man
just did not seem to fit in
an odd pallor covering his hands and thin face
shuffling along the line
occasionally coughing in the small busy cafe
sprayed the virus every way!
Each of the customers looked uncomfortable
at this mans demeanor
rapidly moving away as he stuttered his words
asking for a latte coffee
picking up the take away cup visibly shaking
his skin then flaking!
Nobody wanted to get near to this sick being
a rising panic set in
began to violently heave unable to breathe
others began to feel unwell
suddenly shook and fell knocking over a chair
everybody could only stare!
One staff member called for an ambulance
but each stayed clear
more began to show the same symptoms
knowing it was serious
some virulent type of contagious disease
a thought magnifying their unease!
Before the girl could finish talking on her phone
this man suddenly got up
snarling and foaming from his wretched mouth
ripping at her throat
of this hysterical woman standing in the queue
and began to chew!
The rest in turn collapsed and rose the same way
the emergency services came
with scientist in special suites sealing the doors
they knew what was going on
a virus from a facility leaked into the atmosphere
untested that was clear!
Had it been an accident or an act of sabotage
no antidote had been perfected
the scientific experts taking the risks too far
an experiment out of hand
creating a new weapon for the military machine
the consequences not foreseen!
The virus continues to spread unabated through society!
The Foureyed Poet.