Each tree trembled from an unnatural vibration
in front the shortcut grass
at first glance seemed empty no humans around
but a rhythmic rustling sound
the grass no longer green as millions of worms
covered it like visible germs!
Normally filled with families happily playing
but darkness made them leave
a vast area near wide barren desert plains
unknown to most as a test site
for nuclear experiments decades in the past
soon repercussions would be cast!
Radiation had seeped down to the sandy base
and preserved fertile soil
part of plans to research radio-active fallout
yet failed to realise consequences
worms absorbing the lethal product mutating
a disaster in the making!
From their natural state transformed rapidly
into flesh-eating creatures
searching for prey surfacing on the grassland
sensing it was nearby
as the park rangers unwittingly approached
as on deadly ground encroached!
No indication as they walked to their demise
just empty bloody uniforms
slithering on until the dawn leaving a gory trail
as visitors came to find
the area cordoned off as scientists investigated
and cause of the horror deliberated!
The mutated worms had gone back below ground
to the cool and darkness
not until the next night would the slaughter begin
their time slot was short
in solving the abomination they unwittingly created
before it truly escalated!
The hours were ticking by as the night was upon them!
The Foureyed Poet.