The subway train drivers shift was completed
tired after a long day.
With the last few passengers still to get off
it came to a grating halt.
Approaching the last station on the route
their situation becoming acute!
Power was then lost emergency lights on
a weird action then followed.
All the sliding doors opened with a thud
how the electricity was off!
Up ahead there was something on the line
what it was he couldn’t define!
His journey back to base had been delayed
certainly quietly terrified
Made the decision to gather his passengers
their number only five.
Decided to guide them back down the train
feeling the energy drain!
Expecting at each open gap an entity to board
soon they reached the rear.
Jumping down onto the underground line
fumbling in the eerie dark.
A few dim lights made the progress a crawl
but every few feet they’d fall!
As the group moaned and questioned why
they needed to escape.
A sound from behind made their ears pop
now it was time to run.
Whatever had been infront on display
was now coming their way!
A pressure was building everything shuddered
as if thousands of pounding feet.
Coming at last to the previous station scrabbled
onto the welcoming platform.
Followed rapidly by small spidery like creatures
swarming with fiendish features!
One of the five slipped and instantly overwhelmed
is seconds only bones remained.
Just keeping ahead ran up the still escalators
along passageways to the exit.
The steel entrance door suddenly opened wide
and they ran outside!
A group sped passed in special protective suits
and some unusual weapons.
Awful noises from within seemed to be endless
they were taken away for checks.
And to be debriefed about what each one saw
informing them to say nothing more!
Hours later the drivers day at last was completed
and he wearily got home.
Trying to take in what had happened on his shift
throwing his close down.
Just wanted to get in the shower and feel clean
the creature he had not seen!
The Foureyed Poet.