On that long steep downward escalator
amongst the commuters
a gaunt motionless girl did appear
at first not being noticed
until people walked right through
then panic did ensue!
Instantly it spread just wanting to escape
pushing in both directions
staff feared there could be casualties
what had caused the event
on a week day the main station disrupted
as such chaos erupted!
A manager looked up from the lower level
at the sheer stairway angle
seeing the hunched figure halfway up
that never seemed to move
no response to his voice so started to climb
as around him was oozing slime!
The escalator that had been eerily stationary
began to creek into action
but it had been switched off sometime earlier
and the black slime increased
now becoming very slippery under his feet
definitely not feeling upbeat!
Four others were trapped as the flow rose
oozing out of every crevice
running the only way onto the platform
she stood by the tunnel entrance.
now countless more joined in a silent leer
what was going on here?
Dread filled their hearts were they going to die
turning slowly to each other
in unison grasped tightly their hands to pray
looking back it was clear
everything seemed normal an empty station
what was the explanation?
The escalator as they approached was working
and being used as normal
it seemed the incident lasted only minutes
and was resolved quickly
could it have been a mass linked hallucination
a paranormal invasion?
Their lives changed forever as it’s often said
getting on with their work
what they’d seen etched into their memories
months later it came to light
while urgent was work carried out on the line
by the Do Not Enter Tunnel sign!
As they dug deep a mass grave was discovered
it was established from the plague
that no authority had realised was even there
had this been the ghosts they saw
nothing touched but care and respect shown
to the many unknown!
Sightings are a regular occurrence even now
but less frightening somehow
what triggered this event was never found
to the many this was profound!
The Foureyed Poet.