The pain lasted a split second like a sting
true there were flying insects
as she walked by the fast flowing river
the irritation that followed
soon began to swell on her upper arm
it started to cause alarm!
Determined to finish her relaxing stroll
though that hope was fading
had to rest luckily a large tree was close
drowsiness overcame her
was soon in a deep and unnatural sleep
into a dark place her mind did leap!
Leaning helplessly back against the bark
became aware of creatures
of unknown origin approaching casually
could not move or scream
being dragged nearer the rivers fast flow
terror building to a crescendo!
Into the swirling waters her body did go
grasped by claws pulling her
down into a murky subterranean realm
dark damp a smell of decay
watching these freakish beings with care
trying hard not to stare!
Tried to keep still and shallowly breath
several gazed her way
eyes sunk that started to glow advanced
saw the teeth felt the bite
as severe pain surged through her torso
the transformation slow!
Last recollection was screaming for mercy
so cold could see and feel
surely it must have been an awful dream
until she was now basking
not of human anatomy on the riverbank
an alien beast into the water sank!
No dream but an unbelievable reality!
The Foureyed Poet.